Musicians in Ordinary
Not One Lady Failed to Shed a Tear:
The Birth of Opera
A program of early 17th-century Italian Baroque music. The new affective Baroque style sought to make even the rocks weep. Contemporary descriptions of performances by singers such as Adriana Basile and Francesca Caccini tell us that the people in the audience were so moved. The new style has the power to entrance and enthrall. Composers to be heard will include Monteverdi (Lamento d’Arianna), Giulio and Francesca Caccini, Stefano Landi, Alessandro Picininni and others.
Official Website: http://www.coc.ca/performances/concerts_june07.html
Added by bytepusher on May 28, 2007