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La Lira di Orfeo

Orfeo in Inghilterra

Concerti di mezzogiorno

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Duration 60 minutes
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Synopsis

Baroque star, countertenor contended by theaters around the world, Raffaele Pe is on stage to Spoleto67 in the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice directed by Damiano Michieletto. With a refinement of execution and thought that has few equals, aware of how the Baroque is the "most precious and rarest gem," in 2015 he founded the artists' collective La Lira di Orfeo: together they enjoy to discovering and rediscovering masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries. For us, they have devised a small and sought-after catalog of Henry Purcell's vocal music.

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Program

baroque ensemble La Lira di Orfeo

countertenor Raffaele Pe

Henry Purcell

If Music be the food of Love from Orpheus Britannicus

Sound the trumpet from Come ye sons of Art

Strike the viol from Come ye sons of Art

Chaconne from King Arthur

The Cold song from King Arthur

Chacony in G minor

Evening Hymn from Orpheus Britannicus

When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas Z 626

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June 30
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01 July
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07 July
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08 July
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09 July
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Biographies

La Lira di Orfeo

Called "a baroque star" by The Times, a leading artist and tireless promoter of baroque culture, countertenor Raffaele Pe presents a repertoire ranging from Recitar cantando to contemporary works written specifically for his voice. His intense operatic activity is complemented by concert activity in some of the world's most prestigious halls, including theAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to Rome, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Vienna Musikverein, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Palau de la Musica de Barcelona, the Salzburg Festival and London's Wigmore Hall. Raffaele sings regularly in theaters such as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Teatro del Maggio in Florence, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Theater an der Wien and Berliner Komische Oper, where he collaborates with conductors and theater directors such as Jordi Savall, John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, Giovanni Antonini, Claus Guth, Vincent Boussard, Pierluigi Pizzi and Damiano Michieletto. In 2015 he created La Lira di Orfeo, a collective of musicians, artists and researchers to express his personal approach to this language, working freely across the arts and creating performances that look to the past with a modern sensibility. After brilliant debuts at the Berliner Philharmonie, Theater an der Wien, Wigmore Hall andAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, La Lira di Orfeo is establishing itself to internationally as a young and influential Italian voice in the interpretation of 17th- and 18th-century vocal music. Recent operatic productions include Handel's Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, in the first reconstruction of the version written for Senesino (Glossa 2021), Alessandro Scarlatti's Griselda, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the first performance at the Teatro delle Dame in Rome (Dynamic 2022), Nicola Porpora's Angelica serenata, created for the 47th Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca (Dynamic 2023), and the acclaimed modern-day premiere of Farinelli's Orfeo, written in 1736 from Nicola Porpora during his London days, and premiered in concert form at the Theater an der Wien. Their latest recordings also include some of Raphael's most popular solo recitals such as Virtuosissimo (Classic Voice 2022), Giulio Cesare. to Baroque Hero (Glossa 2020) awarded the Abbiati Prize and listed among the best recordings of the year by "The Times" and "Die Welt," Alessandro Scarlatti, Concerti Sacri (Amadeus 2019), and The Medici Castrato (Glossa 2018).

Raffaele Pe
Raphael Pe © Nicola Allegri

Described by the "Times" as a "baroque star," a leading artist and tireless promoter of Baroque culture, countertenor Raffaele Pe embraces a vast musical repertoire ranging from Recitar cantando toopera contemporary.

In 2019 he was awarded the Abbiati Prize of the Italian Music Critics for Best Record with Giulio Cesare. to Baroque Hero. The CD, which was voted by "The Times" and from "Die Welt" one of the best recording projects of 2018, features arias dedicated to Julius Caesar in premiere or first performance in modern times.

Raffaele Pe collaborates with leading conductors and directors such as Jordi Savall, John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie, René Jacobs, Giovanni Antonini, Graham Vick, Claus Guth, Pierluigi Pizzi, and Damiano Michieletto.

In 2015 he founded La Lira di Orfeo, a collective of musicians, artists and researchers with whom he has made five recordings and often directs.

Regarded today as one of Händel's finest interpreters, he has performed iconic roles from most of his operas such as Julius Caesar, Rinaldo, Orlando, Xerxes, Nero, Arbace, Aci, Disinganno, and is hosted from major institutions such as the Teatro alla Scala the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Opéra National du Rhin, The Grange Festival, and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

He has also devoted himself to the music of Monteverdi, Cavalli and lesser-known composers of the late seventeenth century, whose works he has often premiered in modern times. These include Cavalli's Hipermestra at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Melani's Empio Punito and Marazzoli's Amore Malato at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, as well as Cavalli's Veremonda at the Spoleto Festival US.  

from always combines intense theatrical activity with concert appearances in some of the most important international halls and symphonic institutions such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, theAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to Rome and the Wigmore Hall in London.

Lebanese pianist, composer and figurative artist Zad Moultaka composedopera Hémon specifically for its vocal characteristics. The new creation - based on Sophocles' Antigone - debuted at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg to March 2021 with Raffaele Pe engaged first in the baritone register and then in the sopranile register.

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