Directed by Elisa Citterio

The Harlequin Salon

Wed Jan 16 at 7pm, Thu Jan 17, Fri Jan 18, Sat Jan 19 at 8pm, Sun Jan 20, 2019 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map BUY NOW SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE
Created by Marco Cera
Elisa Citterio, Music Director
Guillaume Bernardi, Stage Director
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) as Faustina Bordoni
Dino Gonçalves (actor) as Harlequin
Marco Cera (oboe) as Pier Leone Ghezzi
Elisa Citterio (violin) as Vivaldi
Felix Deak (cello) as Bononcini
Geneviève Gilardeau (violin), Patrick G. Jordan (viola), Alison Mackay (bass), Lucas Harris (lute) & Charlotte Nediger (harpsichord)
Patrick Lavender, Lighting & Video Designer
Domenico Pietropaolo, Script Consultant
Ramon Cespedes, Film Artist
Ivars Taurins, Costume & Props Consultant
Kate Duncan, Concert Manager
Alice Ferreyra & Cayla Bekk, Assistant Concert Managers
You're invited to this theatrical Roman soirée, complete with mischievous servant, famous prima donna, and a composer or two!
Meet Pier Leone Ghezzi—caricaturist, painter, and host of some of 18th-century Rome’s most popular salon parties. Tafelmusik is delighted to invite you to one of his famous soirées, where you will encounter the famous prima donna Faustina Bordoni, and discover whether Ghezzi’s mischievous Harlequin servant can thwart his master and pursue his own love interests!

Joining Elisa Citterio and a chamber ensemble drawn from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s finest singers of Italian baroque music, soprano Roberta Invernizzi. Together, they take us through arias and sinfonias by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Porpora and more while Ghezzi (in the form of Tafelmusik’s Marco Cera) sketches his guests for all to see.

Take a peek behind the scenes with our Harlequin Blog Series and witness first hand this production come to life: 

  • Join us for a free pre-concert chat titled "Music and Theatre in Rome in the Early 18 century" with stage Director Guillaume Bernardi, and gain insight into the production of this theatrical experience. 

Program includes

  • Gasparini Overture to L’oracolo del Fato 
  • Vivaldi Sonata for violin & continuo in C Minor, RV 6 
  • Vivaldi Sonata for 2 violins in G Major, RV 71 
  • Porpora Aria “Son prigioniera d’amore” from Poro 
  • Vinci Aria “Non ti minaccio sdegno” from Catone in Utica 
  • Pergolesi Overture to Adriano in Siria 
  • Vinci Overture to Partenope: complete 
  • Bononcini Sonata prima for cello & continuo in A Minor
  • Porpora Aria “Alto Giove” from Polifeno 
  • Pergolesi Aria  “Lieto cosi’ talvolta” from Adriano in Siria 

♫ First performance by Tafelmusik

Guest Artist Masterclass with Roberta Invernizzi: Sun Jan 13, 2019 from 2–4pm MORE INFO

 Concert run time: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.