Reinhard Keiser, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Mattheson, Christoph Graupner, Georg Philipp Telemann

Oper in Hamburg

Oper in Hamburg

Les Talens Lyriques are Ensemble in Residence at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2024.

With the generous support of Aline Foriel-Destezet and the Centre national de la musique.

Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739)
Diana (1712)
Croesus (1730)
Air « Liebe, sag’ was fängst du an »
Claudius (1703)
Octavia (1705)
Air « Die Eifersucht bläset »

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Almira (1705)
Air « Geloso tormento »
Air « Der Himmel wird strafen »

Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
Porsenna (1702)
Cleopatra (1704)
Air « Mein Leben ist hin »
Boris Goudenow (1710)

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Dido (1707)
Air « Agitata del tempeste »

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Miriways (1728)
Emma und Eginhard (1728)
Air « Erscheine bald, du Irrstern »
Damon (1724)
Chaconne comique
Air « Du frecher Verräter »


Anna Prohaska, Soprano

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, Direction & harpsichord

“This programme was produced and proposed by Anna Prohaska. I jumped at the chance to do it with her because I’ve always dreamt of playing Keiser. And these works by Händel are particularly interesting because they come from his youth when he was still German in 1705.
It’s an exciting offer because it showcases the opera that was being performed in Hamburg at the time, which was Italian and German. It’s a captivating fusion of different sung languages. Germany was a place where foreign influences were absorbed. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Germany became the spearhead of music and itself the centre of a powerful influence. In those days, people drew inspiration from other places, such as Telemann who went to Eastern Europe in search of folk themes. I particularly appreciate Anna Prohaska’s talent. She took part in Fairy Queen, which premiered in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien, and also in the Orphée et Eurydice I directed in Berlin.”

– Christophe Rousset