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Un mondo di melodie dalla Belle Époque

COVERED VERANDA: € 65.00 + payment fees / GARDEN - No visibility: € 35.00 + payment fees

Villa del Balbianello

Friday July 19th, 2024 at 08:30 PM

This compilation of art songs features composers who are as close in time as they are distant in space and spirit. As in a sort of synchronic cross-section of the Belle Époque, we can listen, side by side, to the songs that flourished at that time in Italy, Germany, France, and Austria, with their contrasting colors and flavors—from the last sighs of the dying-out Habsburg world to the brazen seductions of the Parisian music hall, with black American syncopations already knocking on the door.

Christiane Karg, soprano
Sophia Muñoz and Paolo Bressan, piano


Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
From the Italienisches Liederbuch:
No. 1, Auch kleine Dinge können uns entzücken
No. 46, Ich hab’ in Penna einen liebsten wohnen

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)
From Vier Lieder, Op. 2:
No. 1, Erwartung
No. 4, Waldsonne

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
From Sechs einfache Lieder, Op. 9:
No. 3, Das Ständchen
No. 4, Liebesbriefchen

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Freundliche Vision, Op. 48, No. 1
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27, No. 3

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Terra e mare
E l’uccellino 

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
M‘ama… non m’ama


Francesco Santoliquido (1883–1971)
From I canti della sera:
No. 2, Alba di luna sul bosco
No. 4, L’incontro  

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Storia breve

Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)
From 36 Arie di stile antico:
O del mio amato ben…
Vaghissima sembianza  

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
L’heure exquise, from Sept Chansons grises
Lydé, from Études latines

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Nuit d’étoiles
From Fêtes galantes: No. 3, Clair de lune

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
From Cinq Mélodies de Venise, Op. 58:
No. 1, Mandoline
No. 5, C’est l’extase

Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Je te veux
La Diva de l’Empire

Useful Info:

The concert is held outdoors.

Ticket Rates:
– COVERED VERANDA Full Price: € 65.00 + payment fees (Unnumbered seat with full visibility)
– GARDEN Full Price: € 35.00 + payment fees (Unnumbered seat with only listening to the concert from the villa garden)
– Reduced rates: see discounts
Ticket includes admission to the villa gardens.

Entrance to the venue:
The ticket office opens one hour before the concert.
Admission from the access gates is allowed twenty minutes before the start of the concert.

Approximate duration of the event:
80 min + intermission

Getting to Villa del Balbianello on foot:
The villa is accessible on foot by walking along the path from Via degli Artigiani in Lenno (see map). Walking time: about 20 min.

Getting to Villa del Balbianello by Taxi-Boat:
It is possible to access Villa del Balbianello via the lake by Taxi-Boat for a supplementary fee.
More info will be posted later on this page.

2 boats will be available. Multiple trips will be made.
No reservation is required; the service will be available to all.
Departure time: from 8 pm with last departure at 8:30 pm.
Boarding location: Lido di Lenno pier (see map). The pier is located at the beginning of the lakefront, at the entrance to the left of the Lido garden looking at the lake.
Cost: € 16.00 Roundtrip to be paid at the boarding.
Return time: the first boats will leave immediately after the concert and subsequent trips will follow. We therefore ask for patience in waiting for boats to return.

Car Parking:
Large free parking is available on Via degli Artigiani in Lenno (see map).

In case of bad weather:
In case of bad weather, the concert will be held at the Auditorium of the Istituto Comprensivo Statale della Tremezzina in Ossuccio (see map).

Find out more about Villa del Balbianello at myLakeComo.co

The audience is advised that photos and audio/video footage may be taken during the event by LacMus Festival staff for promotion and marketing purposes for the exclusive use of the festival.