Il trionfo della grazia
ontemplation through Vienna and Dresden


La Favorita presents a sacred program to bring listeners on a spiritual journey of contemplation through the court of the Hapsburgs in Vienna and the court of Augustus the Strong in Dresden exploring a rarely performed repertoire of ravishing beauty and rich affects. The chosen repertoire is inspired by less known compositions taken from Oratorios and Sacred Cantatas performed during Lent and express a broad spectrum of emotions and poignant dramatic poetry enhanced by the music. With our careful selection of arias for chalumeau obbligato, it’s easy to feel the heart of the late 17° century italian musical tradition, mirrored through the refined works and inspiration of the viennese court composers and those influenced by them.

Lenght: ca. 60′ including moderation and a small break.
Program concept: Giulia Zannin

Georg Reutter (1708-1772)
Sinfonia” from the oratorio La Betulia liberata (1734)

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Orate pro me, lacrimae” from Immisit Dominus Pestilentiam (1709)

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
Soffrirò pene e tormenti” from the oratorio Santa Ferma (1717)

Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726)
“Godo, ma come non sò” from the oratorio Il trionfo della grazia (1707)

Camilla de Rossi (ca. 1670-1710)
“Sinfonia” from the oratorio Il sacrifizio di Abramo (1708)

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Debil sesso in firma etade” from the oratorio Le virtù appie della croce (1737)

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
Pompe inutili” from the oratorio Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (1698) 

Georg von Reutter (1708-1772)
“Sò ben io, che non m’inganna questo Core” from the oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia (ca. 1733)

Elisabeth Hetherington– soprano
Giulia Zannin – chalumeau
Tiziano Teodori – traverso
Lena Rademann – violin
Anna Lachegyi – gamba, cello
David Mackor –archlute
Eva Euwe – violone, double bass
Henriette Wirth- organ