Last performance of the Carlo il Calvo series tomorrow
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 17, 2020, Nicola A. Porpora's spectacular opera Carlo il Calvo will be performed for the last time in this series, in concert version and as part of the NTR Zaterdag Matinee at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. A video recording of the performance will be broadcast live.
George Petrou will direct his Armonia Atenea, and giants of Baroque, including Franco Fagioli (as Adalgiso), Max Emanuel Cencic (as Lottario), Hasnaa Bennani (as Gildippe), Suzanne Jerosme (as Giuditta), Bruno de Sa (as Berardo) und Petr Nekoranec (as Asprando) will make themselves heard once more.
This grand opera, re-discovered and directed by Max Emanuel Cencic, has been shown, for the first time since 1738, in September of 2020 at the newly founded Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, and after that in concert version at Vienna's Theater an der Wien, where it received standing ovations.
As consequence of the lockdown in the Netherlands as well as the decrees of the Dutch government, the audience will not be allowed to be there, but only to see the broadcast.
Up to 150.000 viewers are to be expected.