Haymarket Opera

February 27, 2017, 8:00 pm

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The Haymarket Opera Company previews excerpts from the Scarlatti Opera Argar et Ismaele esiliati. With libretto by Giuseppe Domenico de Totis, the opera tells the biblical story of the exile of Hagar and her son Ishmael. The work is set for four voices with string orchestra and continuo. The cast members are Angela Young Smucker, mezzo soprano as Agar; Kristin Knutson, soprano as Ismaele; Jill Dewsnup, soprano as Sara and Angelo, and bass-baritone Peter van de Graaff as Abramo. Craig Trumpeter is the music director.

  • Excerpt from Alessandro Scarlatti’s Agar et Ismaele esiliati
    Sinfonia through duet Abramo pietà

  • Excerpt from Alessandro Scarlatti’s Agar et Ismaele esiliati
    Ismaele: “In van s’affligge” through the aria “Sgombra pure i timori e le pene”
    Angelo: “Agar, Agar” until the end of the work

  • Excerpt from Cesti’s L’Orontea
    Act 2, Scene 17 Orontea “Intorno all’ idol mio”

  • Excerpt from Marin Marais’s Ariane et Bacchus
    Act I, scene 1 Ariane: “C’est en vain”

  • Excerpt from Alessandro Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista
    No. 29 recitativo Erode: “O, di quest’occhi miei”
    San Giovanni’s aria No. 30 “Io per me”
    Erodiade No. 41 “Cadesti alfine”
    Erodiade  No. 42 “Sù, sù”
    Erode No. 43 “Chi nel comun gioire”
    Erodiade and Erode duetto “Che gioire”

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