Love and Anguish: Then and Now
The concert will feature arias and overtures by Agnesi that Gutiérrez discovered recently in the Bibliothèque National de France in Paris. These elegant works, taken from Agnesi's operas, can only be compared to the music of Joseph Haydn in their style and sophistication. The arias and overtures from her opera L'Insubria consolata will be receiving their world première.
Gutièrrez comments that her residency at the WSRC at Brandeis and a grant from Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio have enabled La Donna Musicale to field a larger ensemble than usual, including the haunting colors of Baroque oboes and natural horns. Of the music, she notes: "The eternal feeling of love can always be accompanied by anguish, so the subject is as relevant today as it was in the eighteenth century." The three singers will include the versatile high countertenor Robert Crowe, who has been receiving rave reviews in the States and Europe, and two beloved standard members of the ensemble, soprano Camila Parias and mezzo soprano Daniela Tošič.
The concert will also include works by scholars from the WSRC: music by the late Ruth Lomon, based on the poetry from Marguerite Bouvard and Naomi Myrvaagnes.
Camila Parias & Robert Crowe, soprano; Daniela Tošić, mezzo-soprano
Lisa Brooke and Emily Dahl, violin; Jane Starkman, viola; David H. Miller, bass
Alison Gangler & Catherine Stein, oboe
Marina Krickler & Liam Hanna, natural horn
Mo-ah Kim, harpsichord;
Tickets: $35, 25 and $5 – Free under 18 years old
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