Kodály's method of teaching music is brilliant …. All good music-making begins with the voice.

Sir Georg Solti
Julia Lezhneva & Venice Baroque Orchestra

13 March 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Pure Baroque

Julia Lezhneva & Venice Baroque Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy


Vivaldi: Sinfonia for Strings and Basso Continuo in G major, RV 146
Vivaldi: “Agitata da due venti” – Constanza's aria from the opera Griselda
Vivaldi: “Sposa son disprezzata” – Irene's Aria from the opera Bajazet
Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in D major, RV 428 (ʻIl gardellinoʼ)
Vivaldi: „Zeffiretti, che sussurrate” – Ippolita's Aria from the opera Ercole su’l Termodonte, Act 2
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Händel: „Un pensiero nemico di pace” – Aria from the oratorio Il Trionfo del tempo e del disiganno
Händel: “Brilla nell'alma” – Rossane's Aria from the opera Alessandro

Julia Lezsnyeva (soprano)
Anna Fusek (recorder), Massimo Raccanelli, Federico Toffano (cello)
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Andrea Marcon

Julia Lezhneva needs no introduction to enthusiasts of early music – over the past few years, we in Budapest have had several opportunities to marvel at her crystal-clear, silky voice, magnificent coloratura and richly emotional expressiveness. The fairy tale-like career of the Russian soprano started just ten years ago, in 2010, when Kiri Te Kanawa invited her to appear and she took a sensational win in the Royal Albert Hall in London at the Classical Brit Awards. This time, the singer – who is in her early thirties – arrives at the Liszt Academy with Venice Baroque Orchestra, masters of the 17-18th century repertoire. They are conducted by Andrea Marcon, the founding harpsichordist-musicologist. The core of the programme is made up of arias by Vivaldi and Händel, including Vivaldi concertos in a glorious production featuring instrumental soloists of the ensemble.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre