Strozzi L’amante segreto
Bembo Ercole amante – ‘Mingannasti in verità’
Strozzi Che si può fare
Bembo Ercole amante – ‘Volgete altrove il guardo’
Strozzi Sino alla morte
Cavalli Ercole amante – ‘E vuol dunque Ciprigna’
Strozzi Lagrime mie
Mariana Flores soprano
Leonardo García Alarcón harpsichord/organ/director
Few composers paint human emotion as vividly or with greater insight, wit and poignancy than Barbara Strozzi – the pioneering Venetian composer; born 400 years ago, whose songs and madrigals stand alongside Monteverdi’s as some of the greatest of the age.
Argentine soprano Mariana Flores and period-instrument ensemble Cappella Mediterranea celebrate Strozzi’s anniversary with a selection of love songs by the composer and her contemporaries including the arresting ‘Lagrime mie’ and the touching ‘Che si può fare’.
Duration: approx. 1 hour (no interval)
Stalls: £16; Centre Gallery: £13; Day Seats: £6
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