Mezzo-Soprano Mathilde Ortscheidt Wins Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 14th Cesti Competition

© Die Fotografen French mezzo-soprano Mathilde Ortscheidt has been named the winner of Innsbruck Festival of Early Music’s 14th Cesti Competition. Ortscheidt wowed the jury with arias “Dille, che nel mio seno serbo” from “Arianna in Creta” by Georg Friedrich Handel and “Ferri, ceppi, sangue, morte” from the opera “L’incoronazione di Dario” by Antonio Vivaldi. British soprano Charlotte Bowden came {…}

Jakub Józef Orlinski, Lea Desandre, Davide Luciano Headline the 2021 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

The Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has announced its 2021 season, which includes over 50 events between July 13 through August 29, 2021. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic performances. Operas It all starts with Pasquini’s “Idalma.” The showcase will star Arianna Vendittelli, Anita Rosati, Margherita Maria Sala, Rupert Charlesworth, Juan {…}

Innsbruck Early Music Festival 2020 Review: Franco Fagioli’s Recital

(Photo: Innsbrucker Festwochen/Veronika Lercher) Franco Fagioli’s recital entitled “Cara Sposa” supported by the Il Pomo D’Oro ensemble at this summer’s Early Music Festival in Innsbruck was originally scheduled to run for over two hours. The COVID pandemic, however, put pay to that idea. Changes were necessary. With only half the seats in the auditorium available owing to social distancing rules, {…}