Ensemble Marquise are a English-Hungarian group of musicians, who belong to the new generation of early music performers. They bring alive the art and culture of the 18th century with music, poetry, acting and a drop of sensuality.
Ensemble Marquise presents early music concerts in costume. Their repertoire is very broad, from early Baroque pieces right through to Mozart. In the concerts you can hear virtuoso and lyrical arias and duets for two sopranos with the accompaniment of period instruments, as well as instrumental solos and trios. The harmonic combination of a male soprano and a coloratura soprano voice provides a refined, very special sound and a unique, rarely seen musical experience. The concerts evoke the atmosphere of the 17th-18th century with period costumes, scenic accessories, acting and narration to complement and dramatize the musical experience, as well as to make the performance unforgettable and extremely enjoyable.
Judit Felszeghy - coloratura soprano
László Blaskovics - countertenor, male soprano
Katalin Kállay - recorder
Piroska Vitárius - violin
Ágnes Kállay - cello
Márta Gál, Ágnes Várallyay, Artúr Schallinger-Foidl - harpsichord
Michael Ryan or Denes Kocsis or Christian Heisz - actor
September 2015 Interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton by John Griff