ROGER ISAACS /COUNTER TENOR/, MUSICA FLOREA

ROGER ISAACS /COUNTER TENOR/, MUSICA FLOREA

24. INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV 2015

07.08.2015 (Fr) 19:30

Where:
Český Krumlov
GPS: 48°48'46.04"N, 14°18'48.91"E

Counter tenor Roger O. Isaacs comes from Cape Town in South Africa. He has enjoyed a highly successful solo career both in his native country and in the USA. Isaacs has performed with world-renowned ensembles in venues ranging from the Kennedy Center to Washington National Cathedral. He was hailed by the Washington Post as a “countertenor quite extraordinary both for vocal quality and for his mastery of baroque style.” His repertoire is extremely wide – from early music works to pieces by composers of the 20th century and thanks to that he has established himself as one of the best American countertenors. The Musica Florea ensemble was founded in 1992 by the cellist and conductor Marek Štryncl as one of the first serious initiatives in the field of stylistically-informed performance in the Czech Republic. Playing on original instruments or copies thereof, study of period sources and aesthetics, historical research, and creative revival of forgotten performing styles and methods have become indispensible and characteristic traits of the ensemble. The ensemble’s repertoire includes instrumental chamber music, secular and sacred vocal-instrumental music, orchestral concertos, and monumental works in the genres of symphonic music, opera, and oratorio from the early Baroque to the twentieth century.

Further informations: http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/atr609.xml