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Amour à mort

Tancred spots a Moorish woman by a waterhole. He immediately falls in love with her. Her name is Clorinde and she is a formidable warrior. He seeks her out at every battle, even trying to protect her, until one day Clorinde changes her armour, wanting to go unnoticed. Tancredi doesn't recognise her and wounds her to death, thinking he is fighting an unknown warrior.

Taking up the story of Tancredi and Clorinda set to poem form at the end of the sixteenth century by Torquato Tasso in Jerusalem Delivered, Amour à mort stands at the crossroads of madrigal, opera and interlude. The narratives are interwoven and the orchestra participates in the plot. The instrumental works conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón and the improvisations echo the world of sound to support the slightest poetic inflections of human passions, states of war, calm and love.


Leonardo García Alarcón, Musical direction
Rodrigo Calveyra & Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez, Assitant to musical direction
Jean-Yves Ruf, Stage direction
Anouk Werro, Assistant to stage direction
Laure Pichat, Scenography
Victor Egéa, Lighting design
Claudia Jenatsch – Costumes creation
Nathalie Matriciani – Costumes realization
Katrin Zingg – Wigs, make-up and hairstyling
Les Ateliers de décors de la ville de Genève – Set construction

Mariana Flores, Soprano
Sofie Garcia, Soprano
Logan Lopez Gonzalez, Countertenor
Valerio Contaldo, Ténor
Andreas Wolf, Basse

Isabel Aimé González-Sola, Clorinde
Thierry Gibault, Godefroy
Margaux Le Mignan, Herminie
Hugues Duchêne, Tancrède

Cappella Mediterranea
Rodrigo Calveyra, recorder & cornet
Yves Ytier, violin
Pablo Agudo Lopez, violin
Margaux Blanchard, viola da gamba
Karolina Pływaczewska, cello
Massimo Pinca, double bass
Mónica Pustilnik, archiluth
Quito Gato, theorbo & percussions
Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez, harpsichord

Le répertoire musical

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Altri Canti d’amor
Interrotte Speranze

Guillaume Dufay (c.1400-1474)
Missa L’homme armé (extraits)

Claudio Monteverdi
Benedicta es du Vespro della Beata Vergine
Si ch’io vorrei morire

Sigismondo d’India (c.1582-1629)
Dispietata pietate

Claudio Monteverdi
Vattene pur crudel
Hor ch’el ciel e la terra

Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
Solo e penoso

Claudio Monteverdi
Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Tiburtio Massaino (c.1550-c.1608)
Segue egli la Vittoria

Antonio il Verso (1565-1621)
D’un bel pallore

Claudio Monteverdi
Sinfonia de Il Ballo delle ingrate

Giovanni Boschetto Boschetti (c.1588-1622)
Vivrò fra i miei tormenti

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Wer nur denn lieben Gott

Antonio il Verso
Era la notte

Francesco Neri
Misera non credea

Antonio Cifra (c.1584-1629)
Pietosa bocca

Claudio Monteverdi
Così sol d’una chiara fonte viva


Saturday 11 May 2024 at 7.30pm
Sunday 12 may 2024 at 5pm
Tuesday 14 may at 7.30pm
Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm


1 hour and 30 minutes, without intermission


Saturday May 11 at 4pm

Professor Jean-François Lattarico will give a lecture entitled “La Jérusalem Délivrée en scène: le Tasse et la musique”

Language : French

Registration by e-mail: muriel.brandt@lacitebleue.ch


Tickets Rate A

L’Orfeo, Amour à mort, Ernest & Victoria

                                Catégorie A     Catégorie B
Full ticket                          60.-            50.-
AVS/AI/Chômage                       50.-            40.-
Students (<26 ans)                   40.-            30.-
Young (<18 ans)                      25.-            20.-
Carte 20ans/20francs                                 10.-
Reduced mobility                     30.-




This production is generously supported by Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer

The outreach programme for this production is supported by the Fondation Etrillard

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