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Join Armonia Celeste as we explore intricate music from sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy, from the madrigals of the Concerto delle Donne – a singing group of “Three Ladies” in the court of Alfonso d’Este in Ferrara renownd throughout Europe for their dazzling expertise – to the virtuosic writing of Italian early Baroque opera composers like Luigi Rossi. The themes of love and betrayal interweave sinuously throughout this program, much like the voices of the Three Ladies. The alternating textures of instrumental and vocal trios, duets, and solos give lively energy to this program of music by such composers as Luzzascho Luzzaschi, Luigi Rossi, Marc’Antonio Pasqualini, and Giulio Caccini. A stunning tour-de-force of vocal fireworks and instrumental.

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