© Marco Borggreve


Alla Napoletana
International baroque orchestras
Fri 17 May ’24 20:15 uur

Christina Pluhar, theorbo, musical direction, concept & arrangements
Céline Scheen, soprano
Benedetta Mazzucato, mezzo-soprano
Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano
Vincenzo Capezzuto, alto
Alessandro Giangrande, tenor
João Fernandes, bass
Anna Dego, dance theatre


Tarantella's, folies, cantatas dances and canzone napoletane by Andrea, Falconieri, Cristoforo Caresana, Pietro Antonio Giramo and Luigi Rossi

Fri 17 May ’24
20:15 uur
  • Fri 17 May ’24
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

Naples in the 17th century. The capital of music. The city where the opera was born and the commedia dell'arte. Its conservatories strive to deliver the very best talent, musicians, composers but also the castrates who will not infrequently become very famous. Tonight, the Italian ensemble l' Arpeggiate delves into this Naples of the seicento, feeling the magnificent vocal repertoire that originated there. And so a little war breaks out in the Gulf of Naples between small and big fish; the cause: a dodgy sardella sauce in which they are incorporated. At the crib of the baby Jesus, shepherds sing "ninne nanne" lullabies; and in the streets of Naples, virtuosic, blazing dances are on display while in the palaces, castrati perform their virtuoso arias.

Founded in 2000, L'Arpeggiata is a French ensemble directed by Christina Pluhar. It consists of the best European soloists of the moment. It is known for its spirit of adventure; in the words of The New York Times, "The concert was abundant evidence of l' Arpeggiata's adventurous artistry and entrepreneurial spirit. This concert, tonight in Eindhoven: full of drama, varied, vibrant and colorful as the city of Vesuvius itself.