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Concert - Händel et la nature - Festival Baroque du Pays du Mont-Blanc

"Handel and Nature
Les Nouveaux Caractères and Caroline Mutel
Caroline Mutel, soprano - Sébastien d'Hérin, musical direction and harpsichord

Cultural Concert - Händel et la nature - Festival Baroque du Pays du Mont-Blanc Les Houches


    On Sunday 16 July 2023 in 20:30:00
    Les Houches (74310)
    Animals not allowed

    "Silete Venti" is a naturalistic motet in five parts for a soprano voice, probably inspired by Handel's return to Italy in 1729. Recognized as one of the composer's most vocally demanding compositions, it is situated between the profane evocation of the "furious winds" and religious passion. A relationship between religious, natural and profane that transports us into images of infinite landscapes, between elevation and the earthly world. Silences and the power of the voice are two central elements of this music. The instrumental sections represent the turbulent winds, silenced by the entrance of the voice, whose flowery poetry has an open-hearted Italian expressiveness.
    LES NOUVEAUX CARACTÈRES : In 2006, Caroline Mutel and Sébastien d'Hérin created the ensemble Les Nouveaux Caractères. Based in Lyon and specialized in the baroque repertoire, they are particularly interested in its operas and theatrical forms. Les Nouveaux Caractères invite you to rediscover the baroque works under a new eye. Not as a distant echo, but as a powerful and instantaneous art form that resonates with us in the present.
    Pre-concert talk Espace Animation at 6 pm

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      Full price: 27 to 30 €.

      Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash, Credit transfer, Online payment


      Animals not allowed
      Languages spoken : French


      Sunday 16 July 2023 at 8.30 pm.


      Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste pl de l'Eglise 74310 Les Houches
      Information update on 22/05/2023 by Cordon Tourisme