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Carlo Francesco Cesarini

Cantata per il Santissimo Natale

Christmas Cantata

4 December 2023, 19:30

Kammermusiksaal Friedenau, Isoldestraße 9, 12159 Berlin

Free admission, donations welcome

Amor Divino: Georgia Tryfona

Innocenza: Michael Taylor

Pace: Ella Smith

Lucifero: Will Kwiatkowski

Conductor: Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue

Baroque Ensemble Le Maschere Galanti

Le Maschere Galanti continues its commitment to reviving neglected Baroque masterpieces by bringing to life a Christmas cantata by composer Carlo Francesco Cesarini, not performed since its premiere in the Vatican on Christmas Day in 1696. The cantata takes the form of a heated dialogue between four characters, Divine Love, Innocence, Peace, and Lucifer. 

Though little known today, Carlo Francesco Cesarini was among the most highly regarded composers of his day and was renowned particularly for his expressive cantatas.

Le Maschere Galanti is grateful to Kammermusiksaal Friedenau for hosting the event


Cantata per il Santissimo Natale - Carlo Francesco Cesarini 

Georgia Tryfona (Amor Divino), Michael Taylor (Innocenza), Ella Smith (Pace), Will Kwiatkowski (Lucifero)

Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue (conductor & viola da gamba)


Jessica Thomas (leader & violin 1), David Agaiarov (violin 2)

Lucy Curzon (cello)

Samyar Fazelzadeh (theorbo)

Adrienn Illés (cembalo)

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