September 23, 2019
Giuseppina Bridelli & Ensemble Mare Nostrum / Andrea De Carlo
Mezzo and Baroque Ensemble
This outstanding ensemble will perform Sea Tales: a memorable journey around the music of Alessandro Stradella, sung by one of the most outstanding young Italian mezzo-sopranos, accompanied by the world-famous Stradella expert, Andrea De Carlo.
Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo-soprano)
Born in Piacenza, Giuseppina began studying singing at a very young age; she graduated at the Conservatoire in Piacenza specializing then at the Scuola dell’Opera Italiana in Bologna and at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro.
In 2007 Giuseppina won the As.li.co International Singing Competition and made her debut at only 21 as Despina in Così fan tutte conducted by Diego Fasolis.
From this moment on, she is singing in the most important venues in Italy and Europe. Therefore, she already worked with conduct such as Z. Mehta, N. Santi, M. Mariotti, F.Luisi, A.Zedda, R.Abbado, J.Cura, L.G. Alarcon, R. Pichon, J. Jones, D. Fasolis, O. Dantone, J. Rhorer, C. Pluhart, and directors like E. Sagi, P. Stein, F. Ozpetek, A. Antoniozzi, L. Mariani, S. Vizioli, P. Pizzi, D. Livermore, C. Muti, D. Abbado, L. Podalydes.
She recorded with major labels: Gasparini’s Bajazet and Porpora Cantatas (Glossa); Rota’s Mysterium (DECCA); Habanera with Elina Garanca (Deutsche Grammophon); Cavalli’s Novello Giasone (Bongiovanni); Vivaldi’s Incoronazione di Dario (Naive); Scarlatti’s Passio secundum Ioannem (Ricercar); Vivaldi Cantatas (Tactus); Stradella’s Doriclea (Arcana); Rossini’s Peches de vieillesse (Naxos). Her solo album “Duel: Porpora and Handel in London” recorded with Le concert d’hostel dieu and Franck Emmanuel Comte is just edited by Arcana. Particularly appreciated in the baroque and classical repertoire, she regularly works with Cappella Mediterranea, L’arpeggiata, Il Pomo d’oro, Accademia bizantina, La venexiana, Ensemble Pygmalion, Le Cercle de l’armonie, La nuova musica, Auser musici, Le concert d’hostel dieu, Stile galante.
Plans include: Cavalli’s L’Ercole amante (Dejanira) at the Opèra Comique in Paris; Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in Nancy; Lucrezia Borgia (Maffio Orsini) in Piacenza and Ravenna; L’Orfeo(Messaggera) on tour in Paris, Graz, Martigny and New York.
Andrea De Carlo (viola da gamba and conductor)
Born in Rome, he begins his musical career as a jazz bass player. Approaching later to classical music, he collaborates as first double bass with opera and symphonic institutions such as the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Orchestra Regionale Toscana and the Regional Orchestra of Lazio.
Besides his musical studies, he graduated in Physics with the highest marks at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. He then dedicated himself to viola da gamba collaborating with important early music ensembles such as Elyma, Labyrinto, Concerto Italiano, La grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi.
In 2005 he founded the ENSEMBLE MARE NOSTRUM, with which he recorded several CDs. In 2013 he started THE STRADELLA PROJECT, special project dedicated to A. Stradella’s works earning flattering reviews. In 2017, with the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, he recorded the opera La Doriclea, which achieved great critical acclaim and received the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplatten Kritik 2019. In 2013 he created the Alessandro Stradella International Festival, becoming in 2017 artistic director of the Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella in Viterbo and Nepi.
From 2019 he is a member of the board of the Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini in Naples.
Ensemble Mare Nostrum
Founded in Rome by Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum is one of the most original ensembles of his generation, for his particular approach to the vocal and instrumental repertoire deriving from the research on the relationship between language, gestures, effects, and emotions. Created in 2005, Ensemble Mare Nostrum was born around the consort of violas and compositions dedicated to this formation, but it immediately opens up to a wider instrumental dimension and to the exploration of the vocal repertoire. In 2005 he recorded the Orgelbuchlein by J.S.Bach, followed by Le concert des violes (2009) French polyphony between the sec. XVI and XVII , Il concerto delle viole Barberini (2012) of Roman polyphony, Nueva Espana (2012) a journey through Spanish and Mexican music from the Renaissance to the present day. In 2013 starts the collection “The Stadella Project”, dedicated to Stradella’ works. Ensemble Mare Nostrum has performed in major international festivals such as Tage Alter Musik Herne (Germany), De Bijloke, Gent (Belgium), Festival Internacional de Ubeda y Baeza (Spain), Maison de Radio France, Paris (France), Festival Internacional de Musica Sacra of Quito (Ecuador), Academie Bach Arques-la-Bataille (France), Festival of Sain Michel en Tierrache, (France), Festival de Sablé (France), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), the Festival of Fontdouce (France), Festival “Concertes d’été in Saint Germain (Switzerland), Festival” “Les nuites baroques”by Le Touquet (France), Festival Izmir (Turkey).
About This Event:
Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sant'Andrea Church