San Giovanni Batista d'A. Stradella, opera

Event - San Giovanni Batista d'A. Stradella, opera
Nantes
Loire Valley
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Musical Entertainment
Death of a saint, human passions.

Queen Christina of Sweden's favourite musician, Alessandro Stradella was a key figure in the Roman Baroque scene.
The composer, whose life experienced many twists and turns, deals here with the martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist by emphasizing the human passions that surrounded him. The passions of King Herod who questions the legitimacy of his killing. Those of Salome, too, whose desire to see blood flow makes us doubt her mental state.As soon as the opera was created, it infiltrated the churches: the story of Saint John the Baptist transformed into an oratorio by Stradella is now back under the baton of Damien Guillon as it was at its first performance in 1675. 
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