Lea Desandre: Amazone

Ensemble Jupiter / Thomas Dunford / Das Alte Werk

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On queens and female warriors

From Penthesilea to Wonder Woman: the Amazons, proud female warriors of Greek mythology, have fascinated people for millennia, and provided rich material for books, plays and films. Europe’s cultural hubs were gripped by Amazon fever in the 17th and 18th centuries, resulting in numerous operatic librettos. From Paris to Rome, from Naples to Hamburg, opera productions about the lives, loves and battles of these skilled and courageous women abounded. The young French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre dedicates her latest programme to heroic warrior women such as Hippolyta, Mytilene and Antiope.

Performers

Jupiter ensemble

Lea Desandre mezzo-soprano

Thomas Dunford theorbo and direction

Programme

»Amazones«
Französische und italienische Arien des Barock

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Supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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