ANTONIO LOTTI

GIOVE IN ARGO

MELODRAMA PASTORALE 

IN TRE ATTI 

Libretto: Antonio Maria Lucchini

First performance in modern times. Premiere in the Henryk Wieniawski Theater in Szczawno Zdrój, and in the Palais im Großer Garten in Dresden as part of the 300th anniversary celebration since the planetary festivals (1719) in September 2019.

Repetition in the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz and SLUB in Dresden (2020).

Edition of a score.

CD (Live from Bad Salzbrunn)

available from the club at a price of € 20.

In 2019 Dresden celebrated the 300th anniversary of the famous planetary festivals (Planetenfeste), organized by August the Strong for the wedding of his son August Friedrich II with Maria Josepha von Habsburg in year 1719. The festival at that time was dedicated to the Greek gods and opened with Antonio Lotti's opera "Giove in Argo", dedicated to the god Jupiter. This "pastoral melodrama" opened also the Opera of Dresden.

The manuscript of Lotti's opera exists in the Saxon State and University Library in Dresden. The Ars-Augusta Association prepared a score of it and, with the participation of the Lausitz Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Enrique Gomez-Cabrero Fernandez and a bouquet of talented young singers from all over Europe, presented the opera as the first performance in modern times in the neo-baroque theater of Bad Salzbrunn.

The event was repeated the next year (2020) in the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater in Görlitz.

A production by Eleni Ioannidou and Ars-Augusta eV

Conductor: Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernández

Director: Szymon Komarnicki

Stage design and costumes: Jerzy Basiura

Light director: Klaudia Kasperska

Occupation:

ARETE (GIOVE)     Radosław Pachołek | Eleni Ioannidou

ISIDE                      Nana Bugge Rasmussen  | Magdalena Pikuła

ERASTO (OSIRIS)  Elvire Beekhuizen 

CALISTO                Aleksandra Hanus  | Johanna Reithmeier

DIANA                    Linsey Coppens | Anne-Marie Tietze

LICAONE               Mikus Abaronins | Pavel Kowalewski

VESPETTA              Petra Havrankova | Viktoria Oskroba

MILO                      Grzegorz Zajączkowski

The Lusatian baroque ensemble

Baroque violins: Helmut Riebl (Koncertmistrz),

Enrique Gomez-Cabrero Fernandez, Seojin Kim (Kacper Szpot), Annette Rössel (Karolina Habalo)

Viola: Magdalena Borkowska

Baroque cello: Szczepan Dembinski

Theorbo: Frank Pschicholz

Harpsichord: Adam Piotr Rorat

Double bass: Alexander Göpfert

Traverso flutes: Małgorzata Klisowska (Radosław Orawski)

Oboe: Hanna Piasna, Katarzyna Czubek

French horns: Christian Schmitt (Mateusz Cendlak), Krzysztof Bielasik

SPONSORED BY

Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (2019)

EUROIMMUN and Görlitz Department Store (2019)

Central German Baroque Music eV, (2020)

Partner:

Gerhart Hauptmann Theater, Görlitz

Zamek Kliczków, Poland

Friends of the Palais in the Great Garden, Dresden

SLUB Dresden