Italian Sirens @ Ars Lyrica Houston, Houston [12 November]

Italian Sirens


115
12
November
18:00 - 20:00

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Ars Lyrica Houston
4807 San Felipe, Suite 202, Houston, Texas 77056
Italian Sirens

Sunday, November 12 at 6 pm

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

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.

SOLOISTS
Sydney Anderson, soprano
Alexandra Smither, soprano
Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano

More at arslyricahouston.org/italian-sirens/
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