il pomo d'oro with Jakub Orlinski
The ensemble il pomo d'oro was founded in 2012. It is characterized by an authentic, dynamic interpretation of operas and instrumental works from the Baroque and Classical period. The musicians are all well-known specialists and are among the best in the field of historical performance practice. The ensemble so far worked with the conductors Riccardo Minasi, Maxim Emelyanychev, Stefano Montanari, George Petrou, Enrico Onofri and Francesco Corti. Concert master Zefira Valova leads the orchestra in various projects. Since 2016 Maxim Emelyanychev has been its chief conductor, and since 2019 Francesco Corti is principal guest conductor.
Il pomo d'oro is a regular guest in prestigious concert halls and festivals all over Europe. After the worldwide success of the program «In War and Peace» with Joyce DiDonato, in 2020 il pomo d’oro and Maxim Emelyanychev presented My favorite things with the and is now on tour worldwide with Eden, the latest program and album of il pomo d’oro, Maxim Emelyanychev and the American Mezzosoprano.
The discography of il pomo d'oro includes several opera recordings: G. F. Händel's Agrippina, Serse, Tamerlano, Partenope and Ottone, Leonardo Vinci' s Catone in Utica, and Alessandro Stradella’s La Doriclea. It features Recitals with the countertenors Jakub Józef Orliński, Franco Fagioli, Max Emanuel Cencic, and Xavier Sabata, with mezzosopranos Ann Hallenberg and Joyce DiDonato and with sopranos Lisette Oropesa, Emöke Barath and Francesca Aspromonte. Among the instrumental albums the recordings of Haydn's violin and harpsichord concertos as well as a cello album with Edgar Moreau received ‘Echo Klassik’ Awards in 2016. Further instrumental recordings are dedicated to the violin concertos and the harpsichord concertos by J.S. Bach, with Shunske Sato and Francesco Corti as soloists, and to virtuoso violin concertos with Dmitry Sinkonvsky.
In 2021 new albums with Bach harpsichord concertos vol.2 with Francesco Corti, Ombra Compagna with Lisette Oropesa (Mozart concert arias) and Jakub Józef Orliński (Anima Aeterna) were released. In 2022 seven albums have been published: Handel’s Apollo e Dafne with Kathryn Lewek (Soprano) and John Chest (Bass), Mandolin on stage with Raffaele La Ragione (Mandolin), the new recital with Joyce DiDonato, Eden, Bach Harpsichord Concertos vol III with Francesco Corti, Violin Concertos by Benda, Graun, Saint-Georges and Sirmen with Zefira Valova as soloist, Roma Travestita with Soprano Bruno de Sá, and Handel’s oratorio Theodora with a stellar cast (Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian, Michael Spyres, John Chest) – also introducing the new vocal ensemble of il pomo d‘oro.
In 2022 il pomo d’oro started a long-term recording project of Mozart-Symphonies and selected solo-concerts with Maxim Emelyanychev conducting.
The albums Anima Sacra with Jakub Józef Orliński, and Voglio Cantar with soprano Emöke Barath received the prestigious Opus-Klassik award, and the recording of G.F. Händel’s Serse, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev, was awarded the Italian ‘Abbiato del Disco’. In 2018, the recording of Alessandro Stradella’s opera La Doriclea, conducted by Andrea di Carlo, recieved the German ‘Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik’. Virtuosissimo with Dmitry Sinkovsky, released in 2019, received a ‘Diapason d’Or’. In 2022, Eden with Joyced DiDonato received a ‘Choc’ from Classica and an ‘Opus Klassik’.
Il pomo d’oro is official ambassador of El Sistema Greece, a humanitarian project to provide free musical education to children in Greek refugee camps. Il pomo d’oro plays charity concerts and offers workshops and music lessons according to the El Sistema method on a frequent regular basis in various refugee camps in Greece.
The name of the ensemble il pomo d'oro refers to Antonio Cesti's opera from the year 1666. Composed to the wedding celebrations of Emperor Leopold I and Margarita Teresa of Spain, Il Pomo d'Oro was probably one of the largest, most expensive and most spectacular opera productions in the still young history of the genre. 24 different stage designs, a horse-ballet of 300 horses, a fireworks display of 73,000 rockets, numerous ‚special effects'- superlatives, which should make the Emperor's court the highlight of cultural splendor in Europe.
About Jakub Orliński
Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has established himself as one of the world’s leading artists, triumphing on stage, in concert, and on recording. An exclusive artist on the Warner/Erato label, his first rcording, entitled Anima Sacra, earned him the prestigious Opus Klassik award for Solo Vocal Recording, while his second, Facce d’amore, earned him the Recording (Solo Recital) of the Year at the 2021 International Opera Awards. His sold-out concerts and recitals throughout Europe and the United States have attracted new followers to the art form, and his live performance of Vivaldi’s “Vedrò con mio diletto,” filmed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, has amassed nearly ten million online views. Television appearances, including the “Concert de Paris” at the Eiffel Tower and “Rebâtir Notre Dame de Paris,” both with the Orchestre National de France and Les Victoires de la Musique Classique awards concert accompanied by the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon, have been broadcast to millions worldwide. In 2019, he was the subject of a major profile in The New Yorker and featured on the cover of Polish Vogue. His third album – entitled Anima Aeterna, featuring sacred arias and motets from the Baroque era – was released in October 2021 and toured throughout Europe with Il Pomo d’Oro.
In the 2022/23 season, Orliński makes his role debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice, under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock and reprises the role at San Francisco Opera in a new production by Matthew Ozawa. He also sings the roles of Arsamene Serse at Opéra de Rouen under the baton of David Bates and Athamas in a new production of Semele by Claus Guth at Bayerische Staatsoper. On the concert stage, he joins Il Pomo d’Oro, Il Giardino D’Amore and his longtime collaborator, pianist Michał Biel for concerts and recitals across Europe.
In his spare time, Mr. Orliński enjoys breakdancing, in addition to other styles of dance.
Claudio Monteverdi (c. 1567 – 1643)
L’incoronazione di Poppea: “E pur io torno qui” (Ottone) (1642)
Claudio Monteverdi (c. 1567 – 1643)
Voglio di vita uscir
Biagio Marini (1594 – 1663)
Passacalio from Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22
Giulio Caccini (1551 – 1618)
Le nuove musiche: “Amarilli, mia bella” (1602)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
Arie musicali, Book 1: “Così mi disprezzate” (1630)
Johann Caspar Kerll (1627 – 1693)
Sonata for Two Violins in F Major (c. 1680-1688)
Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
Cantate, ariette e duetti, Op. 2: L’amante consolato (1651)
– Intermission –
Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)
Pompeo Magno: “Incomprensibil nume” (Pompeo Magno) (1666)
Carlo Pallavicino (c. 1630 – 1688)
Demetrio: Sinfonia (1666)
Giovanni Cesare Netti (1649 – 1686)
La Filli: “Misero core”...”Si, si, si scioglia si”...”Dolcissime catene” (Berillo) (1682)
Antonio Sartorio (c. 1630 – 1680)
Antonino e Pompeiano: “La certezza di tua fede” (Pompeiano) (1677)
Giovanni Cesare Netti (1649 – 1686)
L'Adamiro: “Quanto più la donna invecchia” (Crinalba) (1681)
L'Adamiro: “Son vecchia, patienza” (Crinalba) (1681)
Adam Jarzębski (c. 1590 – c. 1648)
Tamburetta from Canzoni e concerti (1627)
Sebastiano Moratelli (1640 – 1706)
La Faretra smarrita: “Lungi dai nostri cor” (Amore) (1690)
*Program subject to change