Early Music Festival 2018
In 2018, one of Hungary’s most significant historical music festivals offers a tastefully curated selection from the musical stages of the 17th-18th century once again.
Well-known Moliére comedies, such as The Bourgeois Gentleman (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme), The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade imaginaire) or Georges Dandin or the Confounded Husband (George Dandin ou le Mari confondu), primarily inspired Lully to create new theatre works. At the concert on 8 March, Rameau’s refined music can also be heard as performed by the extraordinarily talented soprano Rodica Vica and Musica Ricercata.
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is a veritable evergreen of early Baroque operas, performed on 10 March by two superstars, Roberto Villazón and Emőke Baráth in the leading roles. The 11 March performance of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will focus on the tragically short-lived Pergolesi who passed away at just 26.