Jeanine de Bique with Concerto Köln
Friday | March 24, 2023 | 7:30pm
St. James by-the-Sea | La Jolla
Concerto Köln is a long-time favorite of San Diego audiences. This season, they return with Trinidadian soprano Jeanine de Bique, praised for her “dramatic presence and versatility (Washington Post) and “sheer, endless wealth of color and nuances… [and] free-floating timbre” (Opernwelt). Together they will present Mirrors, a program of arias by Handel, Graun, Telemann, and others, examining how the same opera heroine might be differently conceived by major Baroque composers. The program is titled after their 2021 album that was enthusiastically received by critics and the public, picked as Gramophone Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” (Feb 2022), “Disc of the Month” by Opera (Mar 2022), Presto’s “Editor’s Choice” (Nov 2021), and nominated for the 2022 Best Baroque Vocal by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).