Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
11th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Antonio Draghi: Gli aborti della Fretta – The Hasty Miscarriage (Hungarian serenata)
La Fretta (The Haste): Eva Benett
Featuring: Kamila Zbořilová, Monika Jägerová, Pavel Valenta, Tomáš Kočan, Ivo Michl – ének
The members of the ensemble: Paweł Miczka, Danuta Zawada – hegedű, Dalibor Pimek – barokk cselló, Marek Kubát, Tereza Samsonová – theorbo, barokk gitár, Ondřej Macek, Jiřina Dvořáková-Marešová – csembaló
Artistic director: Ondřej Macek
Costumes: Markéta Štormová
Director, stage movement: Zuzana Vrbová
Antonio Draghi’s work was discovered in the Austrian National Library, where Czech musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor Ondřej Macek was doing research. The score, which survived intact and required no major reconstruction or intervention, was found in the section of the musical collection that contains operas, oratorios, cantatas and other works written in the court of Leopold I (1640–1705).
Interestingly, the piece was premiered in Sopron in 1681, where the national assembly held its session at the time, owing to the plague epidemic that ravaged Bratislava. The composition, a mixture of opera and cantata, was performed on 18 November, the birthday of Eleonora Gonzaga, the widow of Ferdinand III.
Ondřej Macek is the leader of Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble, which he founded in 1991. Along with the well-known works of the baroque period, their repertoire also includes seldom-performed pieces and true rarities. They work in close collaboration with the Castle of Český Krumlov, and the Baroque Theatre Foundation.
This performance of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre.
1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108.