Il Giardino Armonico, Kammerorchester Basel & Antonini

– ‘Tolomeo’ de Händel


Notice (May 22, 2024): due to a vocal condition, the countertenor Franco Fagioli, initially announced, has canceled his participation in the session of Handel's Tolomeo at the Palau de la Música Catalana and will be replaced by the countertenor Cameron Shahbazi. Same tickets will be valid.


This concert will be subtitled in Catalan.


Giulia Semenzato, soprano
Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzosoprano
Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
Cameron Shahbazi, countertenor
Riccardo Novaro, bass
Il Giardino Armonico
Kammerorchester Basel
Giovanni Antonini, conductor


G. F. Händel: Tolomeo, re d’Egitto, HWV 25 (concert version)
Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym


A special production of Handel's Tolomeo (Ptolomy) brings to a close the 2023-24 season of the Palau Òpera concert series, with a historical reconstruction, three hundred years following the premiere, of the orchestra that Handel used around 1730. The Palau gives you the opportunity to hear the first performance in modern times with the original instrumentation used in London in 1730. This marks a step forward in historically accurate performances of Handel's music, thanks to the initiative of the scholar and author behind this benchmark edition, Clemens Birnbaum, director of the Handel Festival in Halle. The Palau will play host to this co-production between Kammerorchester Basel and Il Giardino Armonico, conducted by Giovanni Antonini. Both ensembles have had an impressive international career and are prestigious names in baroque music performances that want to recover the original musical spirit that Handel dreamed of. In addition, the performance will feature superb musicians, led by young countertenor of Persian-Canadian origin Cameron Shahbazi, Opus Klassik Award 2023 in the Innovative Concert of the Year category for his brainchild entitled Woman.Life.Freedom, a benefit concert at Oper Frankfurt produced in support of human rights in Iran. A year ago he was chosen artist Deutsche Grammophon, record label with he published his first solo album Musical Moments (2023). Definitely a concert for audiences in search of an original sound.

Information and tickets

Dates and tickets

  • 29 May 2024
    19:00 h
    Concert Hall

Production information

Prices:From 30 to 78 euros
Organized by:Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música

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Il Giardino Armonico, Kammerorchester Basel & Antonini