December 12th 2019 – Shanghai Symphony Hall – Recital Hall

David Stern will collaborate with China’s first baroque ensemble, the Shanghai Camerata, founded by Menglin Gao, and a trio of excellent chinese singers, Lei Xu, Yajie Zhang and Meili Li. The program will consist of two of the main composers who followed Monteverdi, Antonio Cesti and Francesco Cavalli. Their compositions take the traditions of the early 17th century and transform them into a more lively form of opera. The subjects are often sensual and comic and were considered more contemporary to their public.