Ladies First! Opera arias by Joseph Haydn (2013)

Haydn

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Jan Willem de Vriend

The operas of Joseph Haydn are far less known today than those of his contemporaries Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 – 1787) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791). In 1790 Haydn was generally considered the most famous composer of his age, but the relative obscurity of his operas in comparison with his other works today was also the case in the 18th century. How is it possible that Haydn’s operas are still relatively unknown, despite a remark Empress Maria Theresia expressed upon hearing Haydn’s L’ Infeldelta Delusa in 1773; “If I want to hear good opera, I am going to Esterhaza!” 
Between 1761 and 1790 Haydn was in the employment of Prince Paul von Esterhazy and his son and successor Prince Nikolaus, both  passionate music lovers. From 1766 onwards, Haydn wrote, in addition to composing chamber music and symphonies, four Italian comedies, six German Singspiele and numerous Italian operas for his employers of the Esterhazy dynasty. Furthermore he also supervised all musical activities at the court including yearly performances of more than 150 operas, many composed by his contemporaries. As Kapellmeister Haydn was not only responsible for musical direction of the operas but also for staging, contracting the singers and occasionally writing an extra aria as required, like the aria “Quando la rosa”. This aria was included in the performance of Guiseppe Anfossi’s opera La Metilde Ritrovata (1773).

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Jan Willem de Vriend

Jan Willem de Vriend is the artistic director of Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and since 2006 the chief conductor and artistic director of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to having served as concertmaster with various ensembles, De Vriend developed a career as a conductor with several orchestras both in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy Germany, Sweden, as well as China and Australia. Opera conducting has come to play a significant role. He has led Combattimento Consort Amsterdam in unknown operas by Gassmann, Rameau, Heinchen and Haydn, among others, as well as familiar operas by such composers as Monteverdi, Handel, Rossini and Mozart. For the opera houses of Lucern, Strasbourg, Barcelona and Enschede, he has conducted operas by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss and others.
He was invited by the Stanislavsky Theatre of Moscow to conduct an opera by Handel.

De Vriend was awarded the Dutch Radio 4 Prize of the year 2012. The Radio 4 Prize is awarded to a musician (or ensemble or institution) who has distinguished himself in bringing classical music to a broad public.

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Founded in 1982 by violinist Jan Willem de Vriend, the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam developed into a close-knit ensemble specialising in music from 1600-1800. The musicians' wish not to focus solely on the standard repertoire resulted in many interesting programmes featuring remarkable and little-known works, some of which were only available in manuscript. The performance of these compositions in conjunction with more familiar works proved to be refreshing and inspiring to listeners and performers alike.

Over the years the ensemble gave many memorable concerts and operatic performances including Handel’s Rodelinda, Alcina, also by Handel, and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, in collaboration with De Nationale Reisopera.
In September 2002 the ensemble made its debut at the Early Music Holland Festival in Utrecht, giving two performances of Rameau's opera Platée in a co-production with Onafhankelijk Toneel and the Nationale Reisopera.

In addition to numerous concerts in the Netherlands, the Combattimento Consort also appeared in various European countries and in venues outside of Europe. Successful tours in the United States, Japan and South America have always been attracting attention in national and international media.
Concerts often had solo performances by members of the ensemble, but the Combattimento Consort also worked with great performers such as Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl and Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Thomas Zehetmair and Sabine Meyer as well as joining forces with Collegium Vocale Gent and other groups.

Lisa Larsson

Following an early career as a flautist, Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson  studied singing in Basel, Switzerland. During her first engagements, at the Zurich Opera, she worked with conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst  and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. After her debut with Riccardo Muti at La Scala  di Milano, she quickly established herself internationally, in particular  as a Mozart interpreter, performing Pamina, Susanna, Ilia, Zerlina, Zaide,  Servillia, Fortuna and Ismene. She has appeared at renowned European  opera-houses including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro la Fenice, the Bavarian State Opera, the Grand Théatre de Génève, the Opéra de Monte Carlo, the Leipzig Opera, the Theater Basel, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Royal Danish Opera as well as at the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Equally at home on the concert platform, Lisa Larsson is internationally renowned for her diversity and artistry. 

Recently added repertoire includes works by Brahms, Berlioz, Mahler,  Richard Strauss, Britten, Stravinsky as well as contemporary composers.  She has performed with many of today’s most notable conductors,  including Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, David Zinman, Edo de Waart,  Daniel Harding, Adam Fischer, Mikhail Pletnev, Antonello Manacorda,  Lawrence Renes, Massimo Zanetti, Louis Langrée, Andrew Manze,  Douglas Boyd, Juanjo Mena and Vassily Sinasky, in collaborations with  orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonics, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonics, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Stockholm Philharmonics, the Nederlands Philharmonics, the Hong Kong Philharmonics and the NHK Orchestra, Tokyo. 

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Ladies First! Opera arias by Joseph Haydn (2013)

Haydn

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

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