Early MusicWorkshop - Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli Cremona

In primo piano

Early MusicWorkshop

CREMONA BAROQUE RESIDENCY
15 - 28 may 2020 - 3rd edition

with Ottavio Dantone, Monica Piccinini Alessandro Tampieri
in collaboration with Accademia Bizantina

DIDO & AENEAS

The Foundation Amilcare Ponchielli of Cremona organizes an Early Music Residency, within the next edition of the Monteverdi Festival, in order to offer a deeper understanding and training on the XVII and XVIII century Italian repertoire, based on an historical informed performance practice.

Ottavio Dantone (harpsichord and continuo), Monica Piccinini (Baroque singing) and Alessandro Tampieri (strings), will lead the workshop on Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. The workshop will conclude with two final performances on 27th and 28th May 2020, conducted by Alessandro Tampieri and programmed within the Monteverdi Festival. The staging will be created by the puppets of the Compagnia marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli.  

The workshop will take place at the Ponchielli Theatre, according to the following schedule: 

SINGERS
15-24 May, lessons h. 10.00-18.30
25-26 May, Full Rehearsal
27-28 May, Performances

INSTRUMENTS
21-24 May, Lessons h. 10.00-18.30
25-26 May, Full Rehearsal
27-28 May, Performances

 

N.B. Timetables are approximate and may change. The workshop is open to young singers, age range 18-30 years old, for the following vocal ranges and roles:

- Dido (soprano/mezzosoprano)
- Belinda (soprano)
- Second Lady / First Witch (soprano)
- Second Witch / Spirit (mezzo-soprano)
- Sorceress (mezzosoprano/contralto/baritone)
- Aenaes (tenor)
- Sailor (tenor)
- Bass (chorus)


and to young musicians, age range 18-30 years old, for the following instruments:
- 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 viola da gamba, 1 violone
- Continuo Section (1 harpsichord, 1 lute/theorbo and 1 harp).

N.B. Timetables are approximate and mahy change.
For the workshop, participants should use the baroque bow and instruments with gut strings; the pitch will be A=415 Hz.
The workshop will investigate also historical treatises, period instruments, continuo technique and textual criticism. 

SELECTION
Singers
Singers will be selected in two stages: the first selection will be through an audio or video recording (no longer than 10 minutes) and the cv. Singers who pass the first selection will be auditioned on the roles of the opera.
During the performances, all the soloist music must sing also the chorus parts.

The audition will be held at Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona on 27th March 2020. Singers should present a programme consisting with:
1) A significant piece of the opera Dido & Aeneas
2) One aria chosen by the candidate from the Baroque repertoire
Programme should be sung in the original language.
For the role of Bass (Choir), the audition consists in two arias chosen by the candidate from the Baroque repertoire 

Musicians (Strings and Continuo)
The selection of the musicians will be through an audio or video recording no longer than 10 minutes and through the cv.

All applicants of both sections must attached a detailed profile (cv) to the application form, to be sent electronically by 28th February 2020 to: festivalmonteverdi@teatroponchielli.it
The singers admitted to the audition will be announced by email by 9th March 2020
The candidates (singers and musicians) chosen for the workshop will be announced by e-mail by 31st March 2020.

Listeners can attend the workshop, prior permission granted by the Theatre. 

CONDITIONS
Participation is free (no fee is due) but attendance is compulsory. Candidates admitted to the workshop should guarantee their participation for the entire workshop and the final performances.
Participants will not receive a fee for the final performances on 27th and 28th May 2020.
Participants may require free accommodation provided in a premises chosen by the Theatre, from 15th to 28th May, for 14 nights, twin room accommodation (Singers) and from 21st  to 28th May, for 8 nights, twin room accommodation (Strings and Continuo). 

For further information:
festivalmonteverdi@teatroponchielli.it 
+39 0372 022010 – 011
www.teatroponchielli.it

download the announcement

download the application form

 

 

Location:

Palcoscenico del Teatro Ponchielli

Contatti

Informazioni e prenotazioni telefoniche ai numeri
tel: 0372.022.001 e 0372.022.002.

Mail (per informazioni non per prenotazioni):
biglietteria@teatroponchielli.it