Thursday, 11th November 2021 – 20h

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista · Sala Domènech i Montaner · See map »

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Mattia Olivieri baritone

Michele d’Elia piano


Don Quixote and walking the world

Assiduous in most opera houses in the world, but especially at La Scala in Milan, it is difficult to see Mattia Olivieri in the form of Lied, a genre she loves. In his debut recital in Barcelona he is presented to his pianist Michele d’Elia with this program around the figure of the walker, the call in English and German: wanderer. A character, who walks the world aimlessly, very present in romantic musical culture: from Wotan of the Wagnerian Ring to the protagonist of Winterreise by Schubert. Here, Olivieri and Elia focus on another homeless man closely linked to Spanish culture: Don Quixote. The well-known cycle of Ravel Don Quichote in Dulcinée will speak to the lesser-known songs of Don Quichotte’s Ibert Quatre chansons, and later perform the Cinq mélodies populaires grecques, also by Ravel. In the first part, after some tosti salon arias, the Tre sonetti di Petrarca will be approached that begin with the disaggout “Pace non trovo…” A peace that walkers cannot find, that like Don Quixote, go all over the world in search of comfort.




Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)

Arie da camera


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Tre sonetti di Petrarca

Pace non trovo / Benedetto sia ‘l giorno / I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi



Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques

Chanson de la Mariée / Là-bas, vers l’église / Quel galant m’est comparable / Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques / Tout gai!


Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

Quatre chansons de Don Quichotte

Chanson du départ / Chanson à Dulcinée / Chanson du Duc / Chanson de la mort


Maurice Ravel

Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Chanson Romanesque / Chanson éqpique / Chanson a boire