Musica Antica Rotherhithe present a programme of arias and duets by three generations of Italian composers: Claudio Monteverdi, his student and successor as the greatest living composer of his time, Francesco Cavalli, and his student and most famous female composer of the age, Barbara Strozzi. The music of three composers who made their names in Venice is paired with beautiful and rarely-heard Calabrian folk songs of the period.
This performance also celebrates the release of ‘Arias, Duets and Ensembles from the operas of Francesco Cavalli’, edited and translated by director Oliver Doyle, and made available for free through the generosity of the Cavalli Charity.
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'Long may Musica Antica continue to unearth these rare treasures and perform them with style and beauty.'
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Jessica Eucker soprano
Camilla Seale mezzo-soprano
ilana Cravitz & Maxim del Mar violin
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
Peter Martin theorbo
Oliver Doyle harpsichord
Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)
Prologue to L’Ormindo
Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
Sinfonia from Ercole Amante
Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 – 1651)
Mia Speranza from L’Elena
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Sinfonia from L’Orfeo
Ecco l’Idolo Mio from L’Elena
Tarantella del Gargano & La Riturnella
Pur ti Miro from La Coronazione di Poppea
Sunday 21st February 2020 at 8pm