Cappella Mediteranea


The Baroque music ensemble created and directed by Leonardo García Alarcón

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Leonardo García Alarcón, Saint-Denis 2022
Cappella Mediterranea, Auditorium de Dijon
Mariana Flores, Festival de Saint-Denis 2023
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Leonardo García Alarcón

In just a few short years, Argentine conductor, harpsichordist and composer Leonardo García Alarcón has become a leading figure in the world’s top music and opera institutions, from the Opéra de Paris to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Geneva’s Grand Théâtre.

As a conductor and harpsichordist, he is regularly invited to perform in festivals and concert halls all over the world. In November 2018, he conducted a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo directed by Sasha Waltz at the Berlin Staatsoper. He is a regular guest of Les Violons du Roy in Canada, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. After triumphantly directing Les Indes Galantes at the Opéra Bastille, he was named best conductor in Forum Opéra’s 2019 awards.

He divides his time between France, Belgium, his native South America and Switzerland. Transmitting knowledge is one of his top priorities, and he has taught Maestro al Cembalo at Geneva’s Haute école de musique since 2002.

In 2020, Leonardo García Alarcón became director of La Cité Bleue, a 300-seat concert hall in Geneva that is currently being renovated. It is due to open in 2024, but its programming already launched in 2023 with an initial season off-site.


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Discover our repertoire through over thirty recordings for Alpha Classics, Ambronay Éditions, Ricercar and Naïve.


Cappella Mediterranea

le 15/05/2024 à 15:02:26

😍 « La Canzone di Cecilia » par Ana Vieira Leite et Mariana Flores 📣 Prochaine occasion de (re)découvrir ce

Cappella Mediterranea

le 06/05/2024 à 08:59:31

💘 AMOUR À MORT // Première imminente ! La toute première création de @lacitebleuegeneve se dévoilera ce samedi

Cappella Mediterranea

le 30/04/2024 à 15:23:01

📀 SORTIE CD // Amore Siciliano enfin au disque ! 📣 Le 10 mai sortira l’enregistrement d’un de nos programmes

Cappella Mediterranea

le 18/04/2024 à 16:41:34

Idomeneo, re di Creta – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Extrait de l’air d’Elettra « Oh smania! oh furie, Oh disperata! 

Cappella Mediterranea

le 10/04/2024 à 16:08:12

✨ Première du Couronnement de Poppée de Monteverdi, ce soir à l’@operadetoulon. Toï toï à nos musiciens et à to

Cappella Mediterranea

le 03/04/2024 à 12:50:21

📰 PRESSE // Passion selon saint Jean, Bach Forum opéra — ❤️❤️❤️❤️ “[Une] folle expérience, ino

Cappella Mediterranea

le 29/03/2024 à 13:59:17

📸 La Passion selon saint Jean de Jean-Sébastien Bach — les sublimes tableaux de la mise en scène de Sasha Waltz e

Cappella Mediterranea

le 28/03/2024 à 12:42:18

🎻 Cappella Mediterranea à l’Opéra de Dijon pour la « Passion selon saint Jean » Toujours un bonheur de retro

Cappella Mediterranea

le 26/03/2024 à 17:13:20

👑 Après le @festivalaix en 2022 et l’Opéra Royal du @chateauversailles.spectacles et @lesartsvalencia en 2023, la


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Cappella Mediterranea

Cappella Mediterranea was founded in 2005 by Swiss-Argentine conductor Leonardo García Alarcón. As the ensemble’s name suggests, its passion is rooted in music from the Mediterranean region, and it aims to offer a new approach to Latin baroque music. Since its inception, Cappella Mediterranea’s repertoire has expanded to include madrigals, polyphonic motets and opera. The ensemble performs in over 45 concerts a year. This blending of genres defines the ensemble’s unique style, as does the rare complicity between Leonardo García Alarcón and his musicians.

Major projects in 2023 include productions of Antonio Draghi’s oratorio, Il Dono della Vita Eterna, and Philippe d’Orléans’ La Jérusalem Délivrée, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

Cappella Mediterranea’s recordings include over 30 critically acclaimed albums for Ambronay Editions, Naïve, Ricercar and Alpha classics. In 2021 it released Lamenti & Sospiri (Ricercar) with Mariana Flores and Julie Roset, and Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Alpha classics), with Valerio Contaldo in the title role, and in 2022, the world premiere of Sacrati’s La Finta Pazza (Versailles spectacles). Amore Siciliano, a ‘mini Tosca’ that draws upon 17th and 18th century Italian classical and popular music, is set to be released in 2023

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