Canto della Ninfa

Canto della Ninfa

Nature-Inspired Arias and Suites by Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel

Roberta MAMELI | soprano
COLLEGIUM MARIANUM | baroque orchestra
Jana SEMERÁDOVÁ | flauto traverso, artistic director
Lenka TORGERSEN | concert master

The renown of Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel, two of the giants of Baroque opera who were among the most influential and prolific composers of their generation, extended far beyond the borders of their native countries and the period in which they lived and worked.

Through stories of love, joy, power and cruel fate, the audience will be able to admire inventive melodies, bold harmonies, colourful instrumentation, lively rhythms and brilliant virtuosity: Collegium Marianum accompanies the outstanding Italian soprano Roberta Mameli, whose velvety and extremely agile voice can capture an infinitely wide range of emotions. And the human heart, torn by passions and emotions, is like a fragile ship carried alternately by calm and then stormy waves…


Sinfonia (La fida ninfa, RV 714, 1732)
Alma oppressa da sorte crudele (La fida ninfa, RV 714, 1732)
Concert in F major for flute „La tempesta di mare“, RV 433
Augeletti garruletti (Il Giustino, RV 717, 1724)
Siam navi all’onde algenti (L’Olimpiade, RV 725, 1734)

Scherza in mar la navicella (Lotario, HWV 26, 1729)
Qui l’augel da pianta in pianta lieto vola (Acis, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72, 1708)
Musette (Il pastor fido, HWV 8c, 1734)
Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa (Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a)
Suita in G major – Water music, HWV 350
Sweet bird (L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, HWV 55, 1740)



A joyful experience!
Roberta Mameli’s dialogue with Jana Semerádová’s transverso in the ario Qui l’augel da pianta in pianta lieto vola from Handel’s serenade Aci, Galatea e Polifemo was irresistible and it was one of the highlights of the evening.
Harmonie Magazine, 5. 8. 2022

The performance of the Collegium Marianum ensemble did not surprise me: they surprised me again! From the very beginning in Vivaldi’s Sinfonia from L’Olimpiade, all the players set the bar high and kept it up throughout the concert., 6. 8. 2022


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