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La Francesina

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Last updated date : 09/02/2024

La Francesina: the musical portrait of a great 18th-century singer and muse of Georg Friedrich Handel.

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Interesting journey that the one of Elisabeth Duparc (? - 1778).
Born in France and educated in Italy, she finally found glory in London. The "Francesina" (The little French) counted as one of Handel’s last muses at this moment when he was progressively abandoning the splendour of the Italian opera for the spiritual elevation of the oratorio.
Handel wrote for her roles in Italian or English, including Semele, Iole (Hercules), Deidamia, Romilda (Serse), and Penseroso (Allegro, il Penseroso e il Moderato).
Her contemporaries praised her tone and agility, and the testimonies of Mrs Granville - Delany or Charles Burney are spread over the qualities of her "wrabling voice" (the voice of a warbler).
In this program, the Belgian soprano Sophie Junker pays tribute to La Francesina and celebrates the thriving collaboration that bound her to Handel for over a decade.
Here, Sophie Junker will be the "Nuova Francesina" echoing Duparc in this lavish repertoire with the same energy.

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Rue Pierre Dupont - 69001 Lyon 1er




Full price: 30 to 39 €, Reduced price: 10 €.


Tuesday 4 June 2024 at 8 pm.

Live music & concerts

La Francesina

Église de Saint-Bruno des Chartreux

Rue Pierre Dupont - 69001 Lyon 1er

04 78 42 27 76

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