Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

In the 16th-17th century Claudio Monteverdi and Carlo Gesualdo managed to turn expressive texts into musically compelling madrigals: emotional sound paintings brimming with chromaticism, unusual harmonies and discordant notes. They paved the way for the baroque era. Exuberance is also the keyword in the madrigal genre of the late 20th century. Lucia Ronchetti invites you into the kitchen of quarrelling cooks and Luciano Berio pulls all the vocal stops in a hilarious work that makes eyes at the baroque affects. For the Neue Vocalsolisten from Stuttgart each programme, each composer is a challenge. Their unrelenting group dynamics energizes their continuous search for new forms of articulation and vocal techniques. The renaissance art of the madrigal had already been inviting enough for some time, and the confrontation with contemporary examples turns out to be mutually illuminating! Aided by its unique stage presence this ensemble will again send thrills traveling down your spine.

Sarah Sun, soprano | Susanne Leitz-Lorey, soprano | Truike van der Poel, mezzo soprano | Daniel Gloger, counter tenor | Martin Nagy, tenor | Guillermo Anzorena, baritone | Andreas Fischer, bass

Lucia Ronchetti: Anatra al sal 2000 | José María Sánchez-Verdú: New madrigal | Luciano Berio: A-Ronne | Claudio Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l´onde, Rimanti in pace a la dolente e bella, Ohime se tanto amate | Carlo Gesualdo: O voi troppo felici, Se la mia morte brami, Tu m’uccidi, oh crudele, Al mio gioir il ciel si fa sereno