(just selection of ideas … please contact us for more specific concepts)

Secular Programmes – Baroque

Nature and Creation
musical descriptions of nature and creation in finest baroque tradition, imported from France, Germany and Italy
with Carin van Heerden, recorder

A World In Between
Under the inspiring direction of Michi Gaigg L’Orfeo Barockorchester leads the audience into a “world in between” – between French dancing and classic orchestra culture, between baroque rigour and galant „Mannheimerisms“, between theatralic fervour and sentimental stirrings
with Carin van Heerden, oboe

Hanseatic Habsburg Connection
Works by G.Ph. Telemann, G.M. Monn and W.A. Mozart
with Carin van Heerden, flute pastorelle (recorder)

Vocal Gems from the Baroque and Classical era

Baroque Love Flames
parodic cantatas by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti and Johann Sebastian Bach
with Dorothee Mields, soprano and Margot Oitzinger, alto

Sing, Birds – Winds, be silent!
musical nature studies with Georg Friedrich Handel
and Dorothee Mields, soprano

Sweet Hope G.Ph. Telemann
Secular cantatas, arias from a lost opera and insertions for theatrical music by Reinhard Keiser and G.F. Handel composed during his employment at the Hamburg “Theater am Gänsemarkt”
with Dorothee Mields, soprano

Le Retour de la Paix
music for the feast of peace
with Dorothee Mields, soprano

Règne, Amour
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suites and Arias from Dardanus (1739/1744) and Pigmalion (1748)
with Anders J. Dahlin, haute-contre

The Art of Monsieur de Jélyotte
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suites and Arias for Pierre Jélyotte (1713-1797)
with Anders J. Dahlin, haute-contre

Heading Foreign Shores with Telemann, Rameau, Grétry
and Sophie Karthäuser, soprano

From Zero to Hero
W. A. Mozart: eroico-tragico (ma all’ultimo: vittorioso!)
with Daniel Behle, tenor

Joseph Haydn, Symphonies and Sacred Arias
with Dorothee Mields, soprano

Secular programmes – From the Early Classical period to the Romantics

… of great beauty and modesty Adalbert Gyrowetz & Joseph Haydn
In London’s concert halls they had celebrated their mutual success. Time to revive the work of a forgotten master of Viennese classicism…

Mozart only: W. A. Mozart: Symphony after the “Posthorn Serenade”, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony No. 36 “Linz”
with Markus Springer, invention clarinet

con brio e spritoso: Haydn, Rosetti, Schubert – ardent and soulful
with Carin van Heerden, oboe

Mendelssohn’s Early Symphonic Works #4: A musical journey through Switzerland
String Symphonies No. 9 & 11, N.N. reading from the travelogues of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Waltz’s first blossom
Dance music by Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Lanner – on period instruments!

Sacred music and Oratorios – L’Orfeo Barockorchester & Vokalensemble

Georg Fredrich Handel
La Resurrezione (The Resurrection)

Oratorio in due parte HWV 47 (1708)

Der für die Sünd der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesu (Brockes Passion)
Oratorio in two parts HWV 48 (1716/17)
Handel’s only oratorio in German: a synthesis of traditional protestant church music and the characterization of human passions in the manner of Italian opera seria.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Cantatas Soprano solo
with Dorothee Mields

Mit Fried und Freud / Cantatas of Young J. S. Bach

Mass in b minor
St. John’s Passion
Christmas Oratorio

Georg Philipp Telemann
Das selige Erwägen des bitteren Leidens und Sterbens Jesu Christi

Passion oratorio in nine contemplations (1722)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Betulia liberata

Sacred musical drama at its best – a masterstroke by Mozart at the age of 15

W.A. Mozart und Johann Michael Haydn
Completed fragments

Requiem settings by Mozart & Michael Haydn

Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, with reverence
Dirges for Emperor Joseph II and Eleonore von Pasqualati – musical rarities!

Opera productions directed by Michi Gaigg

Gioachino Rossini
Il signor Bruschino ossia il figlio per azzardo

Farsa giocosa per musica in one act

La scala di seta
Farsa comica in one act (1812)

La cambiale di matrimonio
Farsa comica in one act (1810)

Joseph Haydn
Die wüste Insel
Opera in two acts Hob. XXVIII:9 (later version of the Azione teatrale L’isola disabitata from 1802)

Georg Anton Benda
Romeo und Julie
Singspiel in three acts, Mannheim version from 1784

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die verstellte Gärtnerin
Singspiel in 3 acts (1780)

(authorised, arranged and compositionally enhanced)
German version of Dramma giocosa La finta giardiniera K. 196
Text by Franz Joseph Stierle (1741 – after 1800)

Zaide K. 344
German Singspiel in two acts (fragment, 1779/80)

Georg Philipp Telemann
Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho
Comic Opera (1761)

Baroque Singspiel in three acts (1728)

Orpheus or „The wonderful constancy of love“
Musical Drama (1726)

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Anacréon & Pigmalion

Actes de ballet (1754 / 1748)

Georg Friedrich Händel
Almira, Queen of Castille
Opera in three acts (1705)