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)
Production: 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 live 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.
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♫