July 23, 2018

Francesca Aspromonte and Arsenale Sonoro - Un'alma innamorata

Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)

Francesca Aspromonte was born in 1991. After her studies in piano and harpsichord, she entered the singing class of Maria Pia Piscitelli. She graduated from the Mozarteum in Salzburg under the guidance of Boris Bakow, and she specialized at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Renata Scotto. She furthered her interpretation of the XVIIth century repertoire taking part in the 20th Academie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay. Francesca Aspromonte is now specializing under the guidance of Fernando Cordeiro Opa.

Ms. Aspromonte has already performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro La Fenice, Wiener Musikverein, Royal Albert Hall, Grand Theatre du Luxembourg, Opera de Nancy, Bozar de Bruxelles, Opéra National de Montpellier, and at prestigious festivals in Ambronay, Aix-en-Provence, Bremen. She sang with renowned conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christophe Rousset, Enrico Onofri, Leonardo García Alarcón, Raphaël Pichon, Giovanni Antonini, Vaclav Luks, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Quarta. Recent engagements include: La Musica and Messaggiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Vespers conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner by the 121st edition of the BBC Proms; Rossi’s L’Orfeo  (Euridice) with Ensemble Pygmalion and Raphaël Pichon in an acclaimed production on tour in France (filmed in DVD by Harmonia Mundi), Cavalli’s Erismena (title role) at the Festival d’Aix en Provence and Versailles with Leonardo García Alarcón; Don Giovanni (Zerlina) in Nancy and in Luxembourg; Vivaldi’s Laudate pueri with the  Bochumer Symphoniker under Enrico Onofri.

Plans include: Pasquini’s La sete di Christo with Alessandro Quarta and Concerto Romano at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and Malta; Caldara’s La Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704 in Prague and Dresden; Il Giasone at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and in Versailles; Johannes- Passion at the Wiener Konzerthaus; Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso (Angelica) at La Fenice in Venice under Diego Fasolis; revivals of Cavalli’s Erismena in St. Denis and Luxemburg; Hasse’s Semele (title role) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen; Porpora’s Jole (title role) at the Musikfesten in Bremen; Handel’s Serse (Atalanta) with Il Pomo d’oro (studio recording and European concert tour); Rinaldo at the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona with Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone; Mozart’ Requiem at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano.

Arsenale Sonoro

Boris Begelman: violin, musical direction
Ludovico Minasi: violoncello
Alexandra Koreneva: harpsichord

Created under the leadership of Boris Begelman together with Ludovico Minasi and Alexandra Koroneva, baroque music ensemble Arsenale Sonoro is the musical accomplishment of a friendship born from the fortunate encounter between three young, talented musicians. After many years of performing together in the most important Italian baroque ensembles, the decision to formally create a group that already existed de facto was just a matter of time. The recording of the Violin Sonatas by Telemann, made in July 2014 for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and distributed by Sony since August 2015, is the first remarkable step in the musical journey of ARSENALE SONORO. This CD has received some very enthusiastic reviews.

About This Event:

Date:   July 23, 2018

Time:   7:00 pm

Price:   Free

Location:   St. Andrea Church