The least important are not forbidden to dream of great things, and even modestly to aim at them, according to the measure of their abilities.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
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