George Petrou, conductor
Max Emanuel Cenčić, countertenor
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
|The tradition of countertenors is rooted deeply in the past of the sacred singing, when only men could participate in church services as singers. Originally they were eunuches, only later schools were founded specializing in the education of countertenors. Also in the time of Mozart and Rossini countertenors performed in opera music. This famous tradition gradually died away, but in the second half of the 20th century we can observe its evident revitalization. Max Emanuel Cenčić is the leading exponent of the world countertenor performance. The beginnings of his dazzling career are joined with the famous boys choir Wiener Sängerknaben and today many experts consider him the number one in a countertenor performance.
The concert is prepared in collaboration with the KAPOS agency.