NeoBarock is something of the best the German baroque music scene has to offer.

Johan van Veen,, 2021

The new illustrated CD book is here!

There’s a lot of excitement in the castle of Princess Fasola and her cat Tido: Prince Doremi is having all the birds in his kingdom captured! Will the princess and her friends succeed in outwitting the prince’s “Muskeltiere” to free the birds? The clever quail has a brilliant plan …

NeoBarock has already delighted audiences young and old with its musical adventure about Princess Fasola in numerous children’s concerts. Now the ensemble, under the artistic direction of violinist Maren Ries, has recorded this captivating parable about the value of freedom and the unifying power of music together with author Jolanda Steiner as narrator. The well-known Cologne illustrator Heribert Schulmeyer has provided the artwork for the accompanying picture book. The music includes Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s famous Sonata violino solo representativa.

Three quarters of an hour of listening fun for the whole family, a beautifully illustrated book to read aloud or read along with, and a child-friendly introductory text about Baroque music and its features.


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Delirio Amoroso

Love at first sight, a life partner, an affair or a soul mate for life? The rituals of passion vary according to culture and latitude – and these differences have fascinated people for centuries.

The baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau was already dreaming himself into the love lives of foreign peoples. His opera Les Indes galantes is set on different continents, where wilful Inca princesses, rival lovers and faithful souls meet. Their stories are told by actor Peter Glass together with the NeoBarock ensemble, which has adapted Rameau’s opera for its own cast.

After the intermission, the captivating drama Delirio Amoroso, a cantata work from George Friedrich Handel’s time in Italy, takes a further, furious look at love. He translates the love mania of a young woman into exalted arias for soprano and orchestra: NeoBarock and the extraordinary soprano Carly Power.

Next performances on 10 May 2024 in Cologne, 7 pm, St. Ursula, and
12 May 2024 International Handel Festival Göttingen.


Pallas nordica

Once upon a time there was a queen whose life makes even the most famous works of world literature look pale. NeoBarock follows in the footsteps of Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) across Europe: musical rarities, such as the prologue to Cavalli’s opera Scipione Africano, which Alessandro Stradella composed especially for Christina on the occasion of the opening of her opera house in Rome, or a previously unknown sonata by her concert master Carlo Ambrogio Lonati, are combined with eyewitness accounts and allow the contradictory personality of this truly baroque femme fatale to be heard. With passages from her autobiography and royal correspondence, actress Alexandra Lowygina also gives the queen herself a chance to speak. A multi-faceted approach to an impressive woman who was far more than just a headstrong monarch.

The CD recording of this concert programme will be released in 2024.

The Triumph of Love

NeoBarock and SOMMERS WELTLITERATUR TO GO present Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Les Indes galantes as a Playmobil Performance.

Grimme Online Award winner Michael Sommer has reduced Rameau’s opera to its essentials exclusively for NeoBarock. His Playmobil Company performs the exciting perplexities of love on exotic continents, while NeoBarock presents Rameau’s music in its own adaptation.

Next performance on 11 May 2024 as part of the Göttingen International Handel Festival.

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