Lamento with Rocío Márquez

The Aedes ensemble’s guest for this programme is the famous flamenco cantaora Rocío Márquez. Together they explore our most intimate emotions.

Looking beyond the lamento form, the Ensemble Aedes embodies the power and depth singing can express. Based around Xenakis’ Night and Monteverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa, the programme juxtaposes choral singing with flamenco, in order to illustrate the torments of the human soul, the cruelty of mourning, the passion of love and the consolation of prayer. The flamenco songs, many taken from Rocío Márquez’ own repertoire, have been arranged to include choral voices, in counterpoint to the baroque and contemporary a cappella works we have chosen.

The two worlds are finally drawn together in a work for double choir and flamenco singer by Fabien Touchard.

Programme in 3 acts

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU Ah! loin de rire
Rocío MARQUEZ Taranta de la Siega
Johann HERMANN SCHEIN Da Jakob vollendet hatte (from Israelsbrüennlein)
Fabien TOUCHARD Una canción de guerra (creation)
Rocío MARQUEZ Bambera Moribunda (arrangement by Stéphane Mège)
Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA Suite de Lorca
Iannis XENAKIS Nuits and Seguiriya with a traditional flamenco piece

Gregorio ALLEGRI Miserere (extracts)
Rocío MARQUEZ Llegar a la meta
Samuel BARBER Agnus Dei

The torments of love
Johannes Hieronymus KAPSBERGER 
Passacaille en La
Claudio MONTEVERDI Lamento della Ninfa
Rocío MARQUEZ El Último Organito
Kurt BIKKEMBERGS Historietas del viento II
Anonymous Passacaglia della vita
Rocío MARQUEZ Tierra y Centro (arrangement by Stéphane Mège)


1h20 with no interval
24 singers
2 instrumentalists (theorbo and viol)
1 soloist
1 conductor
1 lighting technician
1 sound technician
1 production coordinator

Photos and videos of the show

Listen to an extract

Rocío Márquez voix
Mathieu romano direction musicale
Nolwenn Delcamp-Risse lighting creation

La Fondation Orange est le mécène principal de Lamento
Un programme en coproduction avec La Cité de la Voix de Vézelay


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