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3 mars 2024, 19h30 
Calgary Pro Musica

A Cello in Italy

Elinor Frey, Cello

Mélisande McNabney, Harpsichord
Lucas Harris, Theorbo

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28 november 2023, 19h30, Salle Bourgie
Festival Bach Montréal

avec Sonia Prina, Contralto

The Italian contralto Sonia Prina made her debut at La Scala in 1998 at the age of 23 in the role of Rosina alongside a young Juan Diego Florez. Recognized for her deep and agile voice, she quickly turned to the Baroque repertoire. Particularly appreciative of Handel’s work, she has embodied several emblematic characters of his operas such as Bradamante (Alcina), Polinesso (Ariodante), Bertarido (Rodelinda) and the title role in Giulio Cesare. Equally at home in the Romantic and Post-Romantic repertoire, she has distinguished herself in the role of Mistress Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto for strings in D minor, RV 127
Stabat Mater, RV 621
Concerto for strings in C major RV 114 (excerpts)
In Furore iustissimae irae, RV 626

Georg Muffat (1653 – 1704)
Sonata No. 5 in G major “Armonico Tributo” (excerpts)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54


Sonia Prina, contralto

Mélisande McNabney, Harpsichord/organ/Artistic Director
Alexander Read, Violin I leader
Olivier Brault, Violin I
Julie Rivest, Violin II leader
Jessy Dubé, Violin II
Valérie Arsenault, Viola
Amina Tebini, Viola
Elinor Frey, Cello
Shanti Nachtergaele, Contrabass
Jonathan Stuchbery, Theorbo

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