“A superb production which attests to the great artistic maturity of Les Nouveaux Caractères"
"We need to reconnect with the dynamics of creation, interpretation, put the great works back on stage. After almost a year of an unexpected artistic freeze, there does not seem to me to be a better moment in the modern history of music to hear "La Resurrezione" again.” Sébastien d'Hérin, director
During his trip to Italy, unable to compose operas since they were banned by the Church at that time, Handel composed his first oratorios.
It was in Rome that he received his most important musical commission: "La Resurrezione" (1708), to a libretto by Carlo Sigismondo Capece, scheduled for Easter Sunday.
The occasion was special, the scenography luxurious, and the orchestra in a large formation (almost fifty instrumentalists) was conducted by the violinist Arcangelo Corelli. The Pope fumed, not appreciating the presence of a female soprano, the Durastanti, who was replaced immediately. But the performance took place and the work became famous.
This is one of the greatest works of Handel, because of the originality and subtlety of its accompaniments, and for the palette of emotions that it transmits.