Sound the Trumpet!
During the Baroque era it was quite common for arias to be accompanied by a prominently featured instrument that served as equal partner to the voice, providing instrumental ‘commentary ‘ on the vocal line. And what could possibly be more exuberant and jubilant than the trumpet? In this program, the baroque trumpet serves in an obbligato capacity to a solo soprano, as a symbol of celebration, power, strength, courage, victory and joy. Young superstars, soprano Dawn Bailey and trumpeter Justin Bland made their collaborative debut to great critical acclaim in May 2015 at the ‘Edmonton Early Music Festival. Scaramella reunites them for an opulent program of cantatas and arias by Henry Purcell, Alessandro Melani, J.S.Bach, Tarquinio Merula, and more.
Dawn “Bailey – soprano, Justin Bland –baroque trumpet
Rezan Onen –Lapointe and Michelle Odorico – baroque violins
Joëlle Morton – violone, David Podgorski –harpsichord