Usually playing marvelous Vivaldi or Pergolesi cantatas means transporting your audience in an antique world, to make people fully understand the music they're listening to.


Baroque Reloaded do it the opposite way: the show transports the cantatas in our digital, super connected and sometimes violent world,  using their incredible power of inspiration to create a brand new contemporary and electronical musical music, in order to answer to the baroque from a present's point of view.


On stage a baroque trio, with soprano, cello and harpsichord together with a digital piano and console for the electronic part. Music flows without words between two worlds, where electronic music offers is a frame for magnificients baroque cantatas by Pergolesi and Vivaldi, and vice-versa.

A chamber version is being designed, with reduced scene and only one musician on stage.

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music by Mantanus, Vivaldi and Pergolesi, visual art design by Sara Caliumi

cello, Giulio Padoin | soprano, Giulia Bolcato | harpsichord, Rossella Policardo

piano & electronics, Matthieu Mantanus

a coproduction JeansMusicLab, Festival Pergolesi Spontini, Pietà dei Turchini

We had a great time creating this show in september 2019 in Jesi, central Italy, for the Pergolesi-Spontini music Festival. In this video, some highlights of this creative week!




proudly coproduced by

JeansMusicLab /

Festival Pergolesi Spontini /

Pietà de' Turchini

Matthieu Mantanus, concept & music

Sara Caliumi, visual art design


65 min (no break)

minimum space

10m (large) x 6m (deep) x 8m height

technical rider

Space as dark as possible for projection/

digital piano (Yamaha Avantgrand or similar)/

Production travels with its own van with the scenes and the necessary video and audio equipment/

musical program

music by A. Scarlatti, A. Vivaldi, G. Pergolesi and M. Mantanus


next planned performances

Napoli, Pietà dei Turchini, tbd.


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