- Solomon's Knot
- Thomas Guthriedramatisation
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
Sung from memory and with no conductor, the resident ensemble will work with stage director Thomas Guthrie to create an engaging, sensual performance of these virtuoso pieces by the Venetian Barbara Strozzi (1619-77): singer, pupil of Cavalli and one of the most successful composers of her period. Her first volume dates from 1644 and sets texts by the poet and librettist Giulio Strozzi, who was probably her father: its second item is aptly entitled Canto di bella bocca.