Jakub Józef Orliński & Il Pomo d‘Oro:
Facce d’amore

23.6., 20:00, Large Lutheran Church

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
Il Pomo d’Oro
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor and harpsichord

He is one of the best countertenors in the world, he performs in the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and apart from opera his great passion is also breakdance. The Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński studied in Warsaw and at New York’s Juilliard School. He holds many prestigious awards in opera and dance competitions. In November 2021 he made his debut in the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and later in January 2022 at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. He has completed concert tours with Ensemble Matheus and Il Pomo d’Oro, with whom he will also perform at the Viva Musica! festival. At the opening concert of the 18th annual festival, he will perform arias from his second solo album Facce d’amore (2019, Erato/Warner Classics), for which he received an International Opera Awards prize in the category of “Album of the Year (Solo)”. Orliński explains the concept of the album as follows: “Facce d’amore includes operatic arias that tell a story, showing a musical picture of a male lover in the baroque era. They focus on totally different aspects of love – not only the positive side, like joyful or reciprocated love, but also the side where the characters are possessed by anger or even madness.” The selection of arias is compiled from operas by old masters from the Baroque period such as Händel and Cavalli, also less well-known artists including Bononcini, Conti, Hasse, and others who are almost forgotten, such as Giuseppe Maria Orlandini and Luca Antonio Predieri. The opening concert of the 18th annual Viva Musica! festival will take place on June 23, 2022 in the spaces of the Large Lutheran Church.

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