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Jephte - Draghi, Carissimi


Jephte

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Jephte - Draghi, Carissimi
Jephte


Ensemble

Vocal and instrumental ensemble of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction

Paul AGNEW


Cast

Lauren LODGE CAMPBELL, soprano, Filia (carissimi)
Natasha SCHNUR, soprano
Victoire BUNEL, mezzo-soprano, Filia di Jephte (Draghi) - (Paris)
Blandine DE SANSAL, mezzo-soprano, Filia di Jephte (Draghi) - (sauf Paris)
Mathilde ORTSCHEIDT, mezzo-soprano, Jephte (Draghi)
Geoffroy BUFFIÈRE, bass-baritone, Testo (Draghi)
Edward GRINT, bass, Amon (Draghi)


Program

Antonio DRAGHI - Historia di Jephte

Two versions of the biblical story of Jephthah: that of Carissimi, in the middle of the 17th century, and that of Draghi, a little later.

Before attacking the Ammonites, Jephthah promised to offer to God, in case of victory, the first person who would come to him on his return. Unfortunately, it was his only daughter. The biblical story has greatly inspired artists - in music, for example, Handel, Charpentier, but also Montéclair and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. Les Arts Florissants, who has performed several of these scores, turns for this concert to the oratorio of Giacomo Carissimi (whom Handel and Charpentier both knew) and to that of Antonio Draghi, a little-known work representative of Viennese oratorio.

Upcoming concerts

Thiré / France
Church

  • Wednesday, August 24 2022, 8.30pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
  • Thursday, August 25 2022, 8.30pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
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Previous dates

Season 2021-2022

Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris / Cité de la Musique, Concert hall

  • Friday, June 24 2022, 8.30pm
Season 2022-23

Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache / France
Abbaye

  • Sunday, July 3 2022, 4.30pm, Festival de l'Abbaye Saint Michel

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