Opera without Words…or Nearly!

Works by Haydn and Mozart

Opera in the 18th century had firmly established the primacy of the voice, a fact that will be eloquently recalled by Andréanne Brisson Paquin’s shimmering and expressive voice. But another protagonist made its mark in the Classical Period: the clarinet, an instrument of rich colors and subtle dynamics. And Lorenzo Coppola is one of its greatest devotees in all its historical guises. Soprano and clarinets will share the stage, around one of Haydn’s most rousing symphonies.

Concert program

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm
W.A. Mozart “Chi sa, chi sa qual sia”, Aria for soprano & orchestra, KV 582
F.J. Haydn Symphony No 73 in D major “The Hunt”, Hob. I:73
W.A. Mozart Concerto for clarinet in A major, K622

Friday, November 11 at 8:00pm    –   Saturday, November 12 at 4:00pm    –    Sunday, November 13 at 2:00pm
W.A. Mozart “Vado, ma dove?” Aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 583
F.J. Haydn Symphony No 73 in D major “The Hunt”, Hob. I:73
W.A. Mozart “Chi sa, chi sa qual sia”, Aria for soprano & orchestra, KV 582
W.A. Mozart Concerto for clarinet in A major, K622

Guest Artists

Opera without wordsLorenzo Coppola
Clarinet – Italy
Lorenzo Coppola was born in Rome. He has studied historical clarinet under the guidance of Eric Hoeprich at The Hague Royal Conservatory (The Netherlands). After moving to Paris in 1991, he began playing music with a variety of ensembles specialized in playing on historical instruments. He has shared his love for chamber music with musicians such as Andreas Staier, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Bernhard Forck, Hidemi Suzuki, Kuijken Quartet, Ensemble Zefiro, Manon Quartett, and Quatuor Terpsycordes. He has been teaching historical clarinet at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain) since 2004.


Opera without wordsAndréanne Brisson Paquin
Soprano – Canada
Praised for her shimmering and expressive voice, the Montreal soprano Andréanne Brisson Paquin captivates by her just and personified musical interpretations. Among her recent concert and recital engagements in Canada and Europe, she has participated in the Festival de musique baroque de Pontoise with the Ensemble Masques, the Festival Classica conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire, the Festival Bach de Montréal alongside the great musicologist Gilles Cantagrel, the Lufthansa Baroque Festival during a concert aired by the BBC in London, and the Journées de musique ancienne de Berlin.

Andréanne approaches baroque, classical, and contemporary concerts with equal and relative ease. Committed to the promotion and distribution of new music, she regularly participates in the creation of works by both domestic and international composers. She graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Université de Montréal and has been perfecting her technique at the Centre d’Arts Orford, the Académie Francis Poulenc and the Canadian Vocal Art Institute.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.arionbaroque.com    514-355-1825