ABOUT THE CONCERT: During the opening evening the musical panorama of Naples unfolds before our eyes. In TivoliVredenburg we stroll from hall to hall and from one feast to the next. Maria Marone sings Neapolitan songs. Weser-Renaissance Bremen performs 16th-century madrigals. Erik Bosgraaf plays Alessandro Scarlatti. And of course Pulcinella, the likeable scoundrel from the Neapolitancommedia dell’arte, puts in an appearance.

The evening’s crowning glory is provided by Antonio Florio, the man who has been unearthing Neapolitan repertoire for the past thirty years. With his Cappella Neapolitana he pays homage to San Gennaro, the popular saint who is said to protect the city from Vesuvius’ eruptions.