A programme of
Barbara Strozzi Dolcissimo, Silenzio nocivo
Bella Madre, le tre grazie a Venere
Come Puo, non come suolo, Pace Arrabbiata, op 1
Che dolce udire, Canto di belle bocca
Claudio Monteverdi concertante madrigals, Op.8 (TBC)
Il ballo delle ingrate
Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state.
Christian Curnyn conducts the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment and its Rising Stars in this special event launching Venus Unwrapped that places her mellifluous madrigals and sensuous, dramatic solo songs in their Venetian context, alongside Monteverdi’s spectacular Eighth Book of Madrigals with its delightful Il ballo delle ingrate, dramatising Venus and Cupid’s visit to the Underworld.