Raffaele Pe and La Lira di Orfeo| Virtuosissimo!

How to deny that the success of the baroque repertoire is inextricably linked to the greatness of its singers? In the eighteenth century, most of the operas were acclaimed not thanks to their composers but also for the voices that sung them. Farinelli, Carestini, Nicolini, Senesino, Farfallino are the legendary names of five of the most important vocal stars of that century. Italians, based in Florence and Naples, known for their incomparable virtuosism, some of the most beautiful arias ever written were for them. This program wants to revive that extraordinary legacy. Raffaele Pe’s unique voice, accompanied by his Lira di Orfeo, takes on for the first time the challenge of performing in a single concert those pieces of music by Vivaldi, Händel, Broschi and Vinci.
With this project, Raffaele Pe starts a three-year journey of artistic collaboration with the Fondazione del Teatro Grande.



Georg Friedrich Händel       Ouverture per orchestra Händel’s Water Piece
Da Amadigi di Gaula                                                                                             Sento la gioia
Da Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi                                                              Dove sei amato bene

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto per ottavino, archi e basso continuo

Leonardo Vinci                       Didone abbandonata                                        Son qual fiume


Riccardo Broschi                    Idaspe                                                                  Ombra fedele anch’io

Antonio Vivaldi                      Concerto Grosso
                                                   Mogul per violino, archi e basso continuo   Grave Recitativo

Georg Friedrich Händel       Serse                                                                     Crude furie degli orridi abissi

Georg Friedrich Händel       Rinaldo                                                                Or la tromba in suon festante



Raffaele Pe countertenor

Anais Chen, Davide Medas violins
Pierfrancesco Pelà viola
Nicola Brovelli cello
Alberto Lo Gatto double bass
Nicolò Pellizzari cembalo
Yoan Otano bassoon
Martino Noferi oboe and flute
Gabriele Cassone natural trumpet


PARTERRE and DAIS I-II-III order € 30,00 € 25,00
I BALCONY e DAIS IV order € 25,00 € 20,00
II BALCONY € 20,00 € 16,00

*reserved to under 30 and over 65

Student ticket 50% discount on full price **

**reserved to students of Primary and Secondary School, Universities and Equal Institutes, Conservatories. The Student Ticket is only available in Ticket Office, upon presentation of the valid International Student Card, or the University Booklet or other document on paper, which proves the school enrollment for the current year.

The Foundation of Teatro Grande is a member of 18app and Carta del Docente.

How to purchase tickets

Tickets for sale at the Ticket Office of Teatro Grande and online from Tuesday, 24th of May.

This show is part of the CARNET MUSICA, on sale ON LINE and at the box office.

The ticket office is open from Tuesday to Friday (13.30-19.00) and on Saturday (15.30-19.00). For information biglietteria@teatrogrande.it.