Prodigies and Premieres

Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Friday 13th October, 8pm
Tickets: €20 / €15 / €5 (student)
COS Members Ticket Prices: €15 / €10

Both ‘Prodigies and Premieres’ and ‘Late-night Lute’ concerts: €30 / €25
COS Members price for both concerts: €25 / €20

Sharon Carty – mezzo-soprano
Claire Duff – director
Thomas Dunford – lute
Irish Baroque Orchestra

Presented in association with Cork Orchestral Society. Claire Duff (director) and Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano) tackle virtuosic Aria di Baule ‘suitcase arias’ from 17th century Italy, including Broschi, Vivaldi and Porpora.


N.Porpora: In braccio a Mille furie from “Semiramis riconosciuta”
G.Kapsberger: Toccata no.1 for solo lute
G.F. Handel – Mi lusinga il dolce affetto from the opera “Alcina”
F.M.Veracini: Fugo, o Capriccio con Quattro soggetti for strings and continuo
N.Porpora: Parto , ti lascio from the opera “Germanico in Germanio”
A.Vivaldi: Trio sonata in d minor, RV 63 “La Follia”

Interval: 20 mins

A.Vivaldi: Sonata a 4 ‘al Santo Sepolcro’ RV 130
A.Vivaldi: Sovvente il sole from “Andromeda Liberata”
G.Kapsberger: Toccata no.6 for solo lute
J.A Dalza: Calata ala spagnola for solo lute
R.Broschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato from the opera “Idaspe”

The star among the other vocal soloists was mezzo soprano Sharon Carty, who was firm in tone, expressively to the point and with an almost instrumental sureness of delivery.

St.Matthew Passion Irish Times 8th April 2015

Tickets available from Pro Musica, 20 Oliver Plunkett St, Cork

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