Jeanine De Bique and Concerto Köln

July 11, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Jeanine De Bique (Photo: Tim Tronckoe)

Internationally renowned soprano Jeanine De Bique makes her Zankel Hall debut alongside opera and early music ensemble Concerto Köln. The program features music from De Bique’s acclaimed debut album, Mirrors, which explores emotionally charged arias composed for heroines such as Cleopatra, Rodelinda, and Alcina. By pairing and juxtaposing Handel’s famous works with arias written by his contemporaries for these same female protagonists, the insightful project reveals the deep, multifaceted nature of these characters, even when derived from a single libretto. De Bique’s riveting interpretive gifts make these contrasting musical visions all the more profound.


George Frideric Handel: Sinfonia from Partenope
C.H. Graun: “Risolvere non oso” from Rodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi (NY Premiere)
George Frideric Handel: “Ritorna, o caro e dolce mio tesoro” from Rodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi
Leonardo Vinci: Sinfonia from La Rosmira fedele (Partenope)
C.H. Graun: “L’empio rigor del fato” fromRodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi(NY Premiere)
George Frideric Handel: “Ballo: Entrée des songes agréables” from Alcina
George Frideric Handel: “Ah, Ruggiero crudel . . . Ombre pallide” from Alcina
George Frideric Handel: Selections from Suite from Rodrigo
Gennaro Manna: “Chi può dir che rea son io” from Achille in Sciro
George Frideric Handel: “M’hai resa infelice” from Deidamia
George Frideric Handel: Passacaille from Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 4, HWV 399
George Frideric Handel: “Che sento? Oh dio! … Se pietà di me non senti” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
George Frideric Handel: “Ballo: Entrée des Songes agréables effrayés—Combat des Songes funestes et agréables” from Ariodante
C.H. Graun: “Tra le procelle assorto” from Cleopatra e Cesare