Concerts
Concert

Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Mitridate Eupatore Conducted By Thibault Noally

2h 45mn
Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Mitridate Eupatore Conducted By Thibault Noally

A tragic opera in five acts. Of baroque inspiration, the Mitridate is considered as the masterpiece of Scarlatti.

Three centuries after Alessandro Scarlatti’s composition, Thibault Noally ignites his orchestra as they rebirth this wonderful tale of Venetian glory. Scarlatti's Mitridate Eupatore, performed here at 35th edition of the International Festival of Baroque and Romantic Opera 2017 is also special as the instrumentalists swap their state-of-the-art violins for less-refined period instruments. 

The scale of this work cannot be understated. It was, after all, first performed at the Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo, the largest Venetian theater of the time. Scarlatti composed Mitridate Eupatore as a serious, noble and tense opera. Written at the tail-end of the Baroque era, he used bow instruments to create his distinct style which straddled the ages - including the "tromba marina", which was often used in Venetian operas. This concert was given on July 21, 2017 in Beaune as part of the International Festival of Baroque and Romantic Opera.

Portrait of Alessandro Scarlatti (Palermo, 1660-Naples, 1725), Italian composer. Engraving. Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (National Library)
Full concert
Scarlatti: Mitridate Eupatore By The Ensemble Les Accents Conducted By Thibault Noally
Basilique Notre-Dame, Beaune
Composer·rice
Alessandro Scarlatti
Alessandro Scarlatti
All artists
  • Thibault NoallyConductor
  • Mary-Ellen NesiSinger
  • Lucile RichardotPerformer
  • Blandine StaskiewiczPerformer