Ensemble la Favorita performs at the international early music festival «Antiqua» with the programme:
«LA FESTA TEATRALE»
Shepherds, nymphs, satyrs and forest creatures animate forgotten bucolic scenarios and project listeners into a magical world. Practiced in Vienna since the seventeenth century, the Festa teatrale was a great success in various European courts, often becoming the ideal genre to celebrate political-dynastic events in music and claim the ruler's supremacy and leadership. Festivities such as weddings, coronations, ceremonies, name-days and birthdays of the emperor and empress were celebrated with stately and extravagant performances. Allegorical-mythological solutions thus became the perfect tool to mirror and amplifying the glory of the court.
Muisc by Heinichen, Caldara, Fux, Conti and Reutter.
More infos here: https://issuu.com/mgl85/docs/antiqua-2018