Carlo il Calvo

Carlo il Calvo

N. A. Porpora

BAYREUTH | VIENNA | AMSTERDAM | EL ESCORIAL
Flavio

Flavio

G. F. Handel

Venceslao

Venceslao

Antonio Caldara

GLIWICE l VIENNA
Alessandro Nell’Indie

Alessandro Nell’Indie

Leonardo Vinci

BAYREUTH
Orlando Furioso

Orlando Furioso

Antonio Vivaldi

VIENNA | MOSCOW | PARIS | MADRID | DORTMUND
Griselda

Griselda

Giovanni Bononcini

WROCLAW - BAYREUTH
Il Nascimento Dell’Aurora

Il Nascimento Dell’Aurora

Tomaso Albinoni

BAYREUTH
San Giovanni Battista

San Giovanni Battista

Alessandro Stradella

BAYREUTH
Polifemo

Polifemo

N. A. Porpora

SALZBURG | BAYREUTH | MOSCOW | VIENNA | AMSTERDAM | WIESBADEN
Gismondo Re di Polonia

Gismondo Re di Polonia

L. Vinci

GLIWICE | VIENNA | MOSCOW | WARSAW | DORTMUND | BAYREUTH
Cajo Fabricio

Cajo Fabricio

Johann Adolf Hasse

GLIWICE | VIENNA
La Donna del Lago

La Donna del Lago

Gioachino Rossini

WIESBADEN | VIENNA | ZAGREB | LAUSANNE | SAAREMAA | MOSCOW
Irene

Irene

J. A. Hasse

HELSINKI | VIENNA
Il Pastor Fido

Il Pastor Fido

G. F. Händel

BAD LAUCHSTAEDT | GLIWICE
Meine Schönsten Weihnachtslieder

Meine Schönsten Weihnachtslieder

Daniel Behle and Oliver Schnyder Trio & friends

MUNICH | BASEL | VIENNA | FRANKFURT
La Francesina

La Francesina

Sophie Junker | Franck-Emmanuel Comte | Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu

HALLE | LYON
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Standing ovations for Il Venceslao in Gliwice and Vienna

05.12.2022

It was standing ovations and enthusiastic applause that the audience rewarded the performances of Il Venceslao with, on 20 November 2022 at Teatr Miejski as part of the All'Improvviso Festival, Gliwice, and on 22 November 2022 in Hall E of the Museumsquartier, Vienna, as part of the Musiktheater an der Wien.

Successfully, Parnassus Arts Productions defended its reputation as rediscoverer of unknown Baroque operas, some of which not having seen the light of stage since the 18th century. In this spirit, we presented our most recent unearthing and new production, namely of the opera Il Venceslao by Antonio Caldara, composer at the court of Empress Maria Theresia.
For that, we put the musical direction into the hands of Martyna Pastuszka, resident conductress of this year's Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, who presided over her {oh!} Orkiestra! in high quality well-proven. The, not very big, title role was sung by star countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic, artistic director of Bayreuth Baroque, singer, director, producer and impresario, and brilliantly so.
On top of that, two more angelic voices - a MET-approved Nicholas Tamagna as Casimiro, and the male soprano from Honduras, Dennis Orellana, a mere 22 years old, in two roles, namely Alessandro und Ernando. Young French soprano, Suzanne Jerosme's Lucinda was glorious, and also young Croatian, now living in Stuttgart, altoist Sonja Runje enthralled as Erenice. Trusty Pavel Kudinov lent his bass to Gismondo.

We are very pleased with this project with the young, dynamic Baroque orchestra {oh!} Orkiestra! playing on matured instruments.

In plain text, the cast of Il Venceslao reads as follows:

musical direction: Martyna Pastuszka
Venceslao: Max Emanuel Cencic
Lucinda: Suzanne Jerosme
Casimiro: Nicholas Tamagna
Erenice: Sonja Runje
Gismondo: Pavel Kudinov
Alessandro + Ernando: Dennis Orellana
orchestra: {oh!} Orkiestra!