The Road to Rome. Cadogan Hall, London, Classical Opera Company
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About the Event
This concert charts Mozart’s journey from Milan, through Bologna and Florence to Rome. It begins with thrillingly virtuosic arias and a duet from two long-forgotten operas that Mozart heard in Milan in early February 1770, and also includes arguably the best of the symphonies that he wrote in Italy. Also featured is a concert aria now thought to have been composed in Parma for the celebrated soprano Lucrezia Agujari. During his short stay in Bologna Mozart met Josef Mysliveček, one of very few foreign composers of the time who enjoyed success and popularity in Italy, and the concert includes music from his opera La Nitteti, which evidently had a strong influence on the young Mozart.
PROGRAMME Piccinni Aria, “Son Romano , e sono amante” from Cesare in Egitto Celoniati Duet, “Prendi l’estremo addio” from Didone abbandonata Aria, “Se non odo dal mio bene” from Didone abbandonata Mozart Symphony No. 10 in G major, K.74 Concert aria, “Fra cento affanni e cento”, K.88/73c
Mozart Concert aria, “Se ardire, e speranza”, K.82/73o Mysliveček Overture to La Nitteti Aria, “Povero cor, tu palpiti” from La Nitteti Aria, “Se la cagion saprete” from La Nitteti Mozart Contredanse in B flat, K.123 Minuet in E flat, K.122 Duet, “Se viver non degg’io” (original version) from Mitridate, re di Ponto