13 / 10 / 19:00

Who BAROCCO SEMPRE GIOVANE - Chamber Orchestra
Soloists Simona Šaturová – Soprano Petr Nekoranec – Tenor
Where Valtice Castle Riding Hall

290 / 590 / 990 CZK

Concert program:

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759):


Overture – Opera Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

Barocco sempre giovane


How beautiful are the feet – Oratorium Messiah,  HWV 56

Sopran – Simona Šaturová


Comfort ye, My People Ev’ry Valley Shall Be – Oratorium Messiah, HWV 56

Tenor – Petr Nekoranec


Ouverture  – Oratorium Semele, HWV 58

Maestoso – Allegro – Adagio – Gavotte

Barocco sempre giovane


Dite spera, e son contento – Opera Ariodante, HWV 33

Sopran – Simona Šaturová

Tenor – Petr Nekoranec


Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion – Oratorium  Messiah, HWV 56

Sopran – Simona Šaturová




Concerto Grosso  – Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329

Barocco sempre giovane


Gloria in Excelsis Deo –  1. část, HWV deest

Sopran – Simona Šaturová


Pastorello d’un povero armento – Opera Rodelinda, HWV 19

Tenor – Petr Nekoranec


Lascia Ch’io Pianga – Opera Rinaldo HWV 7

Sopran – Simona Šaturová


Dopo notte – Opera Ariodante, HWV 33

Tenor – Petr Nekoranec


Happy we! (duet) – Opera Acis a Galatea, HWV 49

Sopran – Simona Šaturová

Tenor – Petr Nekoranec



Simona Šaturová graduated from the Bratislava Conservatory. She continued her vocal training in master classes with Ileana Cotrubaş in Vienna and Margreet Honig in Amsterdam. She is a permanent guest performer of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where, besides the roles of Ilie, Sandrina and Servilia, she has also performed Violetta (directed by Andrea Breth, conducted by Ádám Fischer) and Gilda (directed by Robert Carsen, conducted by Carlo Rizzi). She often works with the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen (Violetta, Adina, Konstanze, Elettra, Donna Anna) and the Frankfurt Opera (Lucia, Pamina, Oscar, and Madama Cortese). She has also performed at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Athen`s Megaron Concert Hall, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Simona Šaturová is also a sought-after concert performer. Performances of note include at Carnegie Hall with The Philadelphia Orchestra, at the Salzburg Festspiele, collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Canada, the Orchestra de Paris, the Munich Philharmonic under the leadership of Ivan Fischer, the new year’s performance of Haydn’s ‘Creation’ with the London Philharmonic under the baton of Ádám Fischer. She has toured with Philippe Herreweg and the Orchestra des Champs-Elysées (Edinburgh, Rheingau, San Sebastian, Warsaw, etc.). She has performed in Osaka with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra led by Eiji Oue. In 2008 she also toured Germany with the world-renowned baritone Thomas Quasthoff with orator Elias Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and under the baton of Helmut Rilling. The conductors she has worked with include; Christoph Eschenbach (The Philadelphia Orchestra, Paris Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester), Manfred Honeck (The Pittsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic), Ádám Fischer (the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), Jiří Bělohlávek (the Czech Philharmonic), Helmuth Rilling (the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Iván Fischer and Christopher Hogwood (Münchner Symphoniker), Tomáš Netopil (the Orchestra dellʼAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia) and Philippe Herreweghe (the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées).  She also won the“Förderpreis der Walter und Charlotte Hamel-Stiftung” (Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation prize) at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 2007 and “Thalia Prize” for the best vocal performance of 2001.

Her latest recording is the CD ‘Decade’ which maps the decade during which a mature and successful Mysliveček met with the young Mozart in the years 1771-1781. The CD includes four world premiere performances. Her discography also includes advent and Christmas compositions on the CD ‘Gloria’, opening with the extraordinary lullaby of ‘Our Lady’ by Tarquinio Merula and including Zbyněk Matějů’s ‘Ad te Domine’. The 200th anniversary of Joseph Hayden’s death was marked with the release in May of the Haydn Arias CD on the the Orfeo label.  This received The Gramophone Editor’s Choice 2009 Award. With the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded Mozart’s CDs (ArcoDiva) and for the publishing house Hänssler she participated in the project of Haydn’s Mass with conductor Helmut Rilling. The recording of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with The Philadelphia Orchestra was published by Ondine and was awarded the Supersonic Award as well as the German critic Preis der deutschen Schallplatten Kritik. Both of these awards were also recorded by Requiem and Miserere by Johann Adolf Hasse (Carus Verlag).

“Simona Šaturová, who, like Lucia Poppová and Edita Gruberová, comes from Bratislava, is nothing short of a small Mozart miracle. She sings Constance with such unshakable colour, piano sensitivity, and stylish perfection that it takes your breath away. “

(Der Neue Merker)




Petr Nekoranec was born in 1992 in Nové Dvory u Polné. He started his vocal studies at the local Art School in the class of Arnoštka Zemanová. He is one of the most prominent figures of the emerging generation of vocalists in the Czech Republic. Since September 2016, he has been a frequent participant in the Lindemann program at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the first Czech to be accepted into this important two-year project. Between 2014-2016, he was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and its opera studio where he performed a number of roles, including title roles in Rossini’s ‘Le comte Ory’ and Britten’s ‘Albert Herring’. For the role of Albert Herring, he was awarded the Bavarian Art Prize on 28 November 2016 in Munich.

Nekoranec is also a laureate of numerous prestigious European singing competitions. Most recently, in January 2017, he won the prestigious International Competition of Francesco Viñas which took place in Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. He was the absolute winner and also received special prizes from the hands of the legendary Plácido Domingo and the Teatro Real de Madrid. In August 2015, Petr made it to the semi-finals of Queen Sonja International Singing Competition.

In July 2014, he won the International Singing Competition named after the famous Bulgarian-Austrian soprano Ljuba Welitsch, and in September 2014, he took second place at Concours International de Chant in Toulouse, France, which is considered one of the most demanding singing competitions in the world. At home, he won the Absolute Prize and laureate of the 9th Annual Singing Competition and Festival in Olomouc, and he received the 1st prize in the song category and 2nd prize for Junior at the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary. He won a second junior category award at the same competition in 2013.  He has received several other awards, including the Prague Spring Music Festival Prize.

In 2012, he sang the role of Vašek at the Children’s Opera Prague production of Smetana’s Bartered Bride under the baton of Jan Chalupecký at the New Scene of the National Theatre in Prague, he sang the tenor part of Mozart’s Requiem with Coro Filarmonico Veneto and Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta in Italy (conductor: Marco Titotto) as well as the tenor solo of Mozart’s Coronation Mass under the baton of František Šterbák. In 2013, he performed the role of Lindoro (Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Teatro nuovo di Torino in Italy. In May 2015, he performed at the concert “Adam Plachetka Presents Young Singers” within the Prague Spring Music Festival. In January 2018, he was presented with the prestigious Talent of the year for 2017 at the Classic Prague Awards at the Municipal House in Prague.




(Baroque still young) is a chamber ensemble composed of top young professional musicians. It specialises in the interpretation of High Baroque works but does not shrink from performing works from other stylistic periods. The ensemble was founded in 2004 by Professor Josef Krechmer who is also its Artistic Director.

The ensemble has already performed hundreds of times at major concerts, and has appeared at both domestic and foreign music festivals (Prague Spring, Smetana’s Litomyšl, the Brno International Music Festival, Festival Concentus Moraviac, the Mitte Europa Festival, The Ohrid Summer Festival, Nitrianska Music Jar, Le Quattro Stagioni, Kammermusik um halb acht Basel, Bach Istanbul’da, etc.).  Its concerts have been broadcast live by Czech Television, Televize Noe, and Czech Radio, and recorded on CD.  They organise their own subscription series concerts.

The ensemble works with leading Czech and foreign soloists including for example; Jan Mráček, Václav Hudeček, Ivan Ženatý, Jana Boušková, Dagmar Pecková and Giuliarno Carmignola.











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