Acclaimed Viola da Gambist Paolo Pandolfo Performs
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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Featured review from Ellen Levy
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Absolutely fabulous, and packed. I did not know that the French Embassy does not allow parking on site. Street parking was difficult, so we missed the first part of the concert. Allow extra time! Arrive early! Go to whatever they offer next!
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The Embassy of France presents viola da gambaist Paolo Pandolfo in concert. Hear enchanting works by St. Colombe, Marais, Bach, Abel, and Pandolfo who Gramophone UK calls “one of the most brilliant and poetic of the instrument’s current exponents.”
About Paolo Pandolfo
Paolo Pandolfo tries to build bridges between the past and the present, bringing spontaneous and immediate life in the performance of baroque and renaissance music, together with rigorous philological interpretation.
He studied with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and was a member of Savall’s ensemble Hesperion XX and performed with them throughout the world, making hundreds of concerts and dozens of recordings (1982-1990).
In 1990, after the huge success of his first solo recording (C.P.E. Bach’s Sonatas for Viola da Gamba), he was nominated as Professor of viola da gamba at his alma mater, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where he still teaches, whilst his performing carrier takes him all over the world, playing solo, with a continuo group, or with his own ensembles (“Labyrinto” and “Travel Notes Project”).