August 31, 2022

Lea Desandre & Thomas Dunford

The famous French-Italian mezzo Lea Desandre, already present in the world’s most prestigious venues, together with the renowned lutenist Thomas Dunford, will appear in the program “Lettera amorosa”, a dialogue among pieces by Monteverdi, Merula, Kapsberger and Frescobaldi.

She was 20 when she was awarded a place on William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix Academy. In 2017 she was named Vocal Discovery at the Victoires de la Musique Classique Awards. Since 2015 Lea Desandre has been acclaimed in various roles, including Urbain (Les Huguenots), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Annio (La clemenza di Tito). As a committed chamber recitalist she also appears regularly with the lutenist Thomas Dunford and his Jupiter ensemble. Among the others, she also worked with John Eliot Gardiner, Louis Langrée, Raphaël Pichon, Jordi Savall, Emmanuelle Haïm, Enrique Mazzola and Leonardo García Alarcón.

The “Eric Clapton of the lute”as the BBC Magazine called him, Thomas Dunford is regularly in demand, playing a variety of early plucked string instruments with the ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Akadêmia, Amarillis, Les Ambassadeurs, Arcangelo, La Cappella Mediterranea, Capriccio Stravagante, and Le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

 

 

Lea Desandre, celebre mezzosoprano franco-italiano, già presente sui maggiori palcoscenici del mondo, presenta, insieme al noto liutista Thomas Dunford, il programma “Lettera amorosa”, un dialogo tra brani di Monteverdi, Merula, Kapsberger e Frescobaldi.

Lea Desandre, entra a 20 anni nella prestigiosa Accademia Le Jardin des Voix di William Christie. Nel 2017 è stata nominata Vocal Discovery ai Victoires de la Musique Classique Awards. Apprezzata interprete anche di musica da camera, appare regolarmente con il liutista Thomas Dunford e il suo ensemble Jupiter. Ricordiamo le collaborazioni con Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Louis Langrée, Raphaël Pichon, Jordi Savall, Emmanuelle Haïm, Enrique Mazzola e Leonardo García Alarcón.​

L’”Eric Clapton del liuto”, come lo ha definito la rivista BBC, Thomas Dunford collabora regolarmente con ensemble, tra i quali: Les Arts Florissants, Akadêmia, Amarillis, Les Ambassadeurs, Arcangelo, La Cappella Mediterranea, Capriccio Stravagante, Le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles,

About This Event:

Date:   August 31, 2022

Time:   7:00

Price:   Free and open to all.

Location:   Chiesa di Sant’Andrea