• Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011

    Soprano Dorothea Röschmann & Countertenor David Daniels Perform Duo-Recital with Juilliard415, 4/3

    Vocal Duo Is Joined by The Juilliard School’s Period Instrument Ensemble, Juilliard415, Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, and Violinist/Leader Monica Huggett



    Vocal Duo Is Joined by The Juilliard School’s Period Instrument Ensemble,
    Juilliard415, Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, and Violinist/Leader Monica Huggett

    On Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents renowned classical singers, soprano Dorothea Röschmann and countertenor David Daniels, in a duo recital of all-Handel works in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Ms. Röschmann and Mr. Daniels are joined by The Juilliard School’s period instrument ensemble Juilliard415 (in their Carnegie Hall debut performance) and co-directed by harpsichordist Jory Vinikour and violinist/leader Monica Huggett. Highlights of their program include arias and duets from Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Giulio Cesare, and Agrippina, as well as the Overture to Rodelinda and the Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major. Complete program information is listed below.

    About the Artists
    Soprano Dorothea Röschmann is considered one of the most admired singers of her generation. At the Metropolitan Opera, she has sung many of the great Mozart roles for soprano including Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and Ilia (Idomeneo). Her roles at the Royal Opera House have included Pamina, Fiordiligi (Mozart’s Così fan tutte), and Countess Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro). At the Vienna State Opera, she has appeared as Susanna and at the German State Opera, she has sung Ännchen (Weber’s Der Freischütz), Pamina, Fiordiligi, Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Micaela (Bizet’s Carmen), and the Wagner roles of Eva (Die Meistersinger) and Elsa (Lohengrin), among others. Ms. Röschmann’s future engagements include returning to the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera, and the Vienna State Opera. In concert, her recent appearances have included performances with the Vienna Philharmonic with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Daniel Barenboim, the Vienna Symphony with Georges Prêtre, as well as the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In recital, she has appeared in Antwerp, Lisbon, Madrid, Cologne, Brussels, New York, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, and at the Edinburgh, Munich, and Schwarzenberg festivals.

    Countertenor David Daniels is known for his artistry and magnetic stage presence. Mr. Daniels made history as the first countertenor to give a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. During the 2010–2011 season, he returns to The Metropolitan Opera in April and May in the title role of Mark Morris’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. In September 2010, he performed the same role in his debut at Minnesota Opera. Mr. Daniels will also make a highly anticipated return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, returning first as Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and later in the season as Lichas in Peter Sellars' new production of Handel’s Hercules. In the summer of 2011, Mr. Daniels returns to the Santa Fe Opera for his role debut as Roberto in Vivaldi’s Griselda, the work’s first major U.S. production by Peter Sellars, which will be conducted by Grant Gershon. A highlight of his upcoming concert engagements is a San Francisco Bay area tour performing Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater and arias from Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Philharmonia Baroque conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Mr. Daniels awards and honors include Musical America's Vocalist of the Year (1999) and the Richard Tucker Award (1997).

    Jory Vinikour is considered to be one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. A highly diversified career has brought him to the many of the world's music festivals and concert halls as a recital and concerto soloist. Born in Chicago, Mr. Vinikour studied in Paris on a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert. Mr. Vinikour has won First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994). A concerto soloist with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Michael Nyman, Mr. Vinikour has performed as soloist with leading orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Flanders Opera Orchestra, Philharmonic of Radio France, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and Moscow Chamber Orchestra, among others. Well-known as an accompanist, Mr. Vinikour has appeared extensively in recital with artists including David Daniels, Hélène Delavault, Magdalena Kozena, and Anne Sofie von Otter.

    Since 2008, violinist Monica Huggett has been Artistic Director of Historical Performance at The Juilliard School and is world-renowned for her expertise in the musical and social history of the Baroque era. She is also currently artistic director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. During the past four decades, she has co-founded (with Ton Koopman) the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; founded her own London-based ensemble, Sonnerie; worked with Christopher Hogwood at the Academy of Ancient Music, and with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert; and toured the United States in concert with James Galway. Education of young performers is important to Ms. Huggett, who has given master classes in Banff, Dartington, Vicenza, Dublin, The Hague, and Medellín. She has also been professor of Baroque violin at the Hochschule für Künste, Bremen. Ms. Huggett holds an honorary fellowship in the Royal Academy of Music.

    Established in 2009, Juilliard415 is The Juilliard School’s primary period-instrument ensemble, performing canonical and rare works from the 17th and 18th centuries in concert venues at Lincoln Center and beyond. Juilliard415’s many performances are led by distinguished resident and guest artists such as Monica Huggett, Nicholas McGegan, and Jordi Savall. Concerts this season include Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea led by Harry Bicket; a program of French Baroque music with William Christie; and a concert featuring orchestral works by Haydn and Geminiani under the direction of Christopher Hogwood. In May 2011, the group travels to Italy for performances of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Rome, Florence, and Milan, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki. Juilliard415 takes its name from the commonly accepted pitch for the performance Baroque repertoire: A=415.

    Program Information
    Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    , Soprano
    DAVID DANIELS, Countertenor
    Jory Vinikour, Co-Director and Harpsichord
    Monica Huggett, Co-Director and Leader

    Overture to Rodelinda
    "Scherzano sul tuo volto" from Rinaldo
    "Ho perduto il caro sposo" from Rodelinda
    "Crede l'uomo ch'egli riposi" from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
    "Se'il mio duol" from Rodelinda
    Passacaglia from Terpsicore and Il pastor fido
    "Perfido, di a quell'empio tiranna" from Radamisto
    Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
    "Io t'abbraccio" from Rodelinda
    "V'adoro, pupille" from Giulio Cesare
    "Voi che udite il mio lamento" from Agrippina
    "Morrai si, l'empia tua testa" from Rodelinda
    "Per le porte del tormento passan l'anime" from Sosarme, re di Media

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