Italian Sirens

 

 
 
 
 
Nov 12, 2017
Ars Lyrica Houston / Zilkha Hall

At prominent Italian courts and in forward-looking cities like Venice, the decades around 1600 saw a remarkable flowering of female musical talent—virtuoso singers especially—who took advantage of new opportunities for professional musicians. Italian Sirens is devoted to these unique voices, as realized in the work of three remarkable early 17th-century composers: Isabella Leonarda, Francesca Caccini, and Barbara Strozzi. This musical tricolore spotlights a trio of exceptional Houston singers in the company of a colorful continuo band of violins, cello, Baroque harp, theorbo, and harpsichord.

Sydney Anderson: soprano
Sydney Anderson: soprano
Cecilia Duarte: mezzo-soprano

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