Misteria Paschalia Festival 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - Sunday, April 16, 2023
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One of the most important festivals of early music in Europe, Misteria Paschalia is held every year during Holy Week. First held in 2004 following the idea of Filip Berkowicz and organised by KBF, the event showcases the most fascinating music penned between the Middle Ages and the 18th century, performed by acclaimed interpreters of early music.

The programme recalls Christian roots of European spirituality, presenting some of the most important works by early masters alongside forgotten pieces representing important compositional and performance traditions. The festival is the perfect opportunity for musical discoveries and hearing brand-new interpretations of classical music prepared through extensive studies and reconstruction.

The festival in 2023 brings menay special treats as Misteria Paschalia celebrates its jubilee: 20th instalment of the festival.

4 April 2023, Holy Tuesday | 7pm 
Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
Le Poème Harmonique: STABAT MATER 

Rachel Redmond – soprano
Victoire Bunel – mezzo-soprano
Serge Goubioud, Hugues Primard – tenor 
Emmanuel Vistorky – baritone 
Le Poème Harmonique 
Vincent Dumestre – conductor, artistic director 

Stabat Mater intonation 
Mo’ è benuto il Giovedì santu (anonymous) tarantella
Stabat Mater (Manuscrit de Monopoli
Francesco Durante (1684–1755) Concerto per quartetto in F minor No. 1
Stabat Mater (Manuscrit d’Ostuni
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736) Stabat Mater 

5 April 2023, Holy Wednesday | 7pm 
Church of St Catherine of Alexandria
Cohaere Ensemble: FRENCH LAMENTATIONS 

Cohaere Ensemble: 
Marta Korbel, Katarzyna Olszewska – violin
Marta Gawlas, Ana Fernández Anguita – flutes
Natalia Reichert – viola
Monika Hartmann – cello
Giulio Quirici – lute
Natalia Olczak – positive organ/harpsichord 

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704) Leçons des ténèbres 
Première leçon de ténèbres du Mercredi Saint H.120
Première leçon de ténèbres du Jeudy Saint H.121
Première leçon de ténèbres du Vendredi Saint H.122 
Marin Marais (1656–1728) Pièces en trio 
Suite à 3 in G minor (selection) 
Suite à 3 ii B flat major (selection) 

6 April 2023, Maundy Thursday | 8pm 
Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków
Ensemble Correspondances: MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI 

Lucile Richardot – countraltoo
Ensemble Correspondances 
Sébasstien Daucé – conductor, harpsichord, artistic director 

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707) Membra Jesu nostri 
Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672) Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund 

7 April 2023, Good Friday | 8pm 
Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków
Cappella Mediterranea: IL DILUVIO UNIVERSALE 

Rad: Mariana Flores – soprano
Noè: Valerio Contaldo – tenor 
Dio: Matteo Bellotto – bass 
Aqua: TBA – soprano
Natura Humana: Ana Vieira Leite – soprano
Giustizia Divina: Alessandro Giangrande – alto
Morte: TBA – tenor 
Cappella Mediterranea 
Leonardo García Alarcón – conductor, harpsichord, artistic director 

Michelangelo Falvetti (1642–1693) Il diluvio universale 

8 April, Holy Saturday | 8:30pm 
St Kinga’s Chapel, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Ensemble Correspondances: AT THE COURT OF LOUIS XIII

Ensemble Correspondances 
Sébasstien Daucé – conductor, harpsichord, artistic director 

In programme: Antoine Boësset, Etienne Moulinié, Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Louis Couperin François de Chancy

9 April, Easter Sunday | 6pm 
Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Hall in Kraków
Les Talens Lyriques: MOZART AND FRIENDS 

Benjamin Appl – baritone 
Les Talens Lyriques 
Christophe Rousset – conductor, artistic director 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (Così fan tutte K.  588), Mentre ti lascio, oh figlia K. 513 
Giuseppe Sarti (1729–1802) Come un agnello (Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La clemenza di Tito K.  621, overture 
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) Chi spira e non spera (L’anima del Filosofo Hob. XXVIII:13) 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Io ti lascio, o cara, addio K. A245/621a, Un bacio di mano K. 541 
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major “Linz“ K. 425 
Vicente Martín y Soler (1754–1806) Dov’è dunque il mio ben?… Vo’ dall’infami viscere (Una cosa rara
Antonio Salieri (1750–1825) Torbido mar che freme (La passione di nostro Signore Gesù Cristo)  
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Hai già vinta… Vedrò mentr’io sospiro (Le nozze di Figaro K. 492) 

16 April, Resurrection Sunday in Eastern Rites | 6pm 
Venue TBC
Ensemble Irini: LE PRINTEMPS SACRÉ 

Ensemble Irini 
Lila Hajosi – conductor, artistic direction 

Sacred Spring
Life | Death| (Re)birth
Heinrich Isaac’s sacred motets | Georgian Orthodox liturgy songs from the 15th and 16th century 

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