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Cappella Musicale Beata Vergine del Rosario (IT)

Cappella Musicale Beata Vergine del Rosario (IT)

 

Soloists:

Adriana Tomišić (HR), Teodora Tommasi (IT): soprano

Lora Pavletić (HR): alto

Peter Gus (SI), Stefano Speranzon (IT): tenor

Hao Wang (CN): bass

Claudio Rado (IT), Nicola Mansutti (IT): violin

Simone Siviero (IT), Clelia Gozzo (IT): viola

Giulio Padoin (IT): cello

Gabriele Avian (IT): harpsichord

Emilio Bezzi (IT): theorbo

 

choir:

Maria Viviani (IT), Anna Tarca (IT), Sara Dentice (IT): soprano

Tünde Noémi Nagy-Boros (HU) , Dragana Paunović (RS), Elisa Widmar (IT), Daniele Pilato (IT): alto

Emanuele Petracco (IT), Aleš Petaros (SI): tenor

Enrico Basello (IT), Marco Narduzzi (IT), Matthias Probst (DE): bass

 

Elia Macrì (IT): conductor

 

The Ensemble Cappella Musicale della Beata Vergine del Rosario was founded in 2009 in Trieste where it is located in the church "Beata Vergine del Rosario". The performances are almost only during the liturgy. The ensemble is composed of young musicians from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Germany and China and operating in Trieste. In the last 10 years our group has performed many pieces from the Renaissance to the late-romantic period, but has paid particular attention to the repertoires of the 16th / 18th century. Just to give a few examples: Krönüngsmesse and Requiem by W.A. Mozart, Magnificat, Weihnachts-Oratorium, Johannes-Passion, h-moll Mass by J.S. Bach, Salmi and Vespero della Beata Vergine by C. Monteverdi, Messa per il Santissimo Natale and Vesperi della Beata Vergine by A. Scarlatti, Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreutz by H. Schütz, Messiah by G.F. Haendel, Te deum by M.A. Charpentier, J.B. Lully and J. Heinichen, Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi, Responsori delle tenebre by Gesualdo da Venosa and T.L. Da Victoria. 

 

Elia Macrì, 34, was born in Trieste and graduated as a pianist and choir director at the "G. Tartini" Conservatory of Music in Trieste. For three years he studied piano and chamber music also in Budapest at the "F. Liszt" Academy and for a year he was pianist in Vienna at the "Konservatorium Wien". When he returned to Italy he founded the Ensemble Cappella Musicale Beata Vergine del Rosario and became its director. Meanwhile he worked as a pianist in "G. Verdi" in Trieste and as a piano teacher in public schools. He is also very interested in discovering local composers and in recent years has edited music by Vito Levi (10 preludes for piano, Liriche per voce e piano, 2012) and by Raffaello de Banfield (Liriche per voce e piano, 2017) for Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia.

Stefano Speranzon, tenor, was born in 1988. He graduated cum laude in Physics at the university of Trieste. He started his singing studies in 2009. Some of his main teachers were C. Miatello, L. Antonaz and L. Rizzetto. He attended baroque performance practice masterclass of Antonio Florio in Arezzo Summer Music School and Festival in 2014 and in that context he participated in the performance of Veneziano's Passione secondo Giovanni directed by A. Florio. He has been part of the Cappella musicale Beata Vergine del Rosario of Trieste with which he has performed Vespro della Beata Vergine by C. Monteverdi, Die sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz by H. Schütz, Te Deum by M. A. Charpentier, Vespero della Beata Vergine by A. Scarlatti, several J. S. Bach works which include Magnificat , Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland cantata, h-moll Messe, Johannespassion (as Evangelist), Schubert Mass n. 2 in G Major D167.

Peter Gus, after brilliantly graduating in violin with J. Križnič and Č. Šiškovič in 2002, studied baroque singing with L. Dordolo. Regularly performs in Italy and abroad, both as solo and choir singer in several ensembles (Canto d’Orfeo, laBarocca, Vox Altera, Venice Monteverdi Academy, La stagione armonica) and choirs (Coro FVG, RSI choir in Lugano, Zürcher Singakademie, Le Chœur de l'Opéra de Dijon), conducted by renowned conductors, such as L. Bacalov, G. Capuano, R. Jacobs, D. Fasolis, T. Koopman and M. Poschner. Since 2012, has been frequently cooperating with the Cappella musicale Beata Vergine, both as tenor and countertenor soloist. Besides his many participations with the ensemble, performed as contralto in Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi in 2013 and as the evangelist in St. John's Passion by J. S. Bach in 2014. 

Adriana Tomišić is a light lyric soprano. She was born and raised in Pula, Croatia. She started learning music at the age of 4, revealing big talent in singing and playing flute. After studying at the music school at her home town, she continued the studies at the Conservatory in Trieste, where she graduated in flute and opera singing. Most of her vocal performances include sacred music by composers such as Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Hasse, Handel, Bach and Mozart. Her wide repertoire varies from baroque, classical and romantic to contemporary music and includes not only classical music, but also musical theatre and popular culture music. As a flutist she collaborates with several small modern music ensembles and orchestras. Currently, she works as a teacher and freelance musician and performs all over Europe. 

Teodora Tommasi graduated in recorder (Trieste) and harp (Udine) and is currently attending second year of Master in Renaissance and baroque voice with Gemma Bertagnoli at Vicenza's Conservatorio, where she is studying even Baroque harp with Chiara Granata. From January 2019 she is attending Aves (Advanced vocal ensembles studies) at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. As a recorder, harp player and as a singer she performed in several cities in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Holland, China and U.S.A. with many ensembles and as a soloist. She has participated to several recordings, such as Du Fay's mass Se la face ay pale (Amadeus), Gilles Joyce's mass O rosa bella (Brilliant Classics), La schola de canto e liuto (La bottega Discantica) and recently she started to collaborate with La Reverdie as singer, harpist and recorded player, taking part in their last recording L'occhio del cor (Arcana), dedicated to Landini. She currently teaches recorder and harp at the Liceo Musicale of Trieste (Italy).

Hao Wang, baritone, was born in China and began his musical training at the age of 4. After graduating from high school, he moved to Padua (Italy) to undertake studies in psychology and to improve his knowledge of the Italian language. In 2011 he enrolled at the “G. Tartini” Conservatory of Trieste where he graduated with honors. After winning a scholarship in 2016, he attended the advanced specialisation courses in Operatic Interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. In 2018, he was one of 15 candidates selected from around the world to join the Academy of Belcanto “Rodolfo Celletti” in collaboration with the reputable 44th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria. He was selected to perform in the Festivals productions of Debussy’s “La chute de la maison Usher”, Rossini’s “Viaggio a Reims” and “La Cenerentola”. He has performed numerous concert works including Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor” and “Great Mass in C minor”, Händel’s “Messiah”, Bach’s “h-moll Messe”, “Johannespassion” and “Magnificat”. Since 2010 he has studied regularly with Sherman Lowe.

Lora Pavletić, was born in 1989 in Rijeka (HR). As mezzosoprano and as active conductor of vocal groups and choirs, she performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Sweden. She started her musical studies with D. Krušelj-Jerković and then graduated in opera singing with Rita Susowski at Conservatory “G. Tartini” in Trieste. In the meantime she studied also choir conducting with A. Martinolli and attended many masterclasses with C. Ludwig, G. Surian and M. Zadro: with them she deepened her knowledge in German Lieder and Operette repertoire. Since 2016 she took part of Cappella Musicale Beata Vergine del Rosario and performed as soloist mostly sacral works: Magnificat, h-moll Messe, Weihnachtsoratorium by J. S. Bach, Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi, Te Deum by J. Heinichen, Messiah by G. F. Händel.