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Adelaide Baroque | Jewel of the City: Music of Dresden

7 August 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST


During the middle of the eighteenth century, the court orchestra of the German city of Dresden was the most famous orchestra in all of Europe. Known for its brilliance and virtuosic performances, it pioneered a new kind of sound from composers within its own ranks, whilst attracting luminaries such as Vivaldi and J.S. Bach to write for it. In this program Adelaide Baroque builds on its highly successful Zelenka project of 2021, recreating the splendour of this orchestra, this time featuring stunning arias from Dresden’s ‘power couple’ – composer Johann Adolf Hasse and his soprano wife Faustina Bordoni – the jewel in Dresden’s crown!


Sally-Anne Russell | Mezzo Soprano

Ben Dollman | Violin / Director

Adelaide Baroque Orchestra


Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in F for Violin, 2 Horns, 2 Oboes and Bassoon, RV 568

Johann David Heinichen – Concerto in F for 2 Horns, Flute and Violin, S 234

Arias by Johann Adolf Hasse, Antonio Vivaldi and Nicola Porpora


7 August 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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Elder Hall
North Terrace University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA Australia
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