On Wednesday, November 5, Magdalena will open a series of four concerts in accompaniment of the Basel baroque ensemble La Cetra. The renowned conductor of Italian origin, Andrea Marcon, Magdalena´s regular collaborator on world stages and in recording projects, will lead the orchestra. The program of the Autumn tour consists of arias by Claudio Monteverdi and orchestral pieces composed in the 17th century by Italian composers Marco Uccellini, Dario Castelo, Tarquinio Merula and Biagio Marini.
"... I generally like and old Italian music. If I should choose a single name, I would not hesitate any moment: my favorite is Claudio Monteverdi. And it was Andrea Marcon who helped me to discover the beauty of this" right" Antonio Vivaldi, unencumbered by profane songs. Italy is one of my favorite countries. I of course admire its fascinating culture and nature, but the most appealing for me remains the Italian temperament: the ability to honestly rejoice of small things, a huge affection for children, an unceasing need for human contact, their joyful celebrations and festivals that they celebrate with the widest families in streets... I have many good friends in Italy, the closest of which is just Andrea Marcon, " said Magdalena before the tour, which takes her to the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall (November 5.), hall of Alfred Krupp in Essen (November 7.), Stadtcasino in Basel (November 10.) and finally to the famous Ulrich church in Halle (November 23).