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  • Event 4: Arianna's Lament 1
  • Saturday 4 July 7.00pm
    Voces Suaves
    £25.00 (£23.00 concessions | £6.00 under 35)
    Venue: St Lawrence Church, Hull Road

    Christina Boner, Jenny Högström sopranos Jan Thomer countertenor
    Paolo Borgonovo, Dan Dunkelblum tenors Tobias Wicky baritone Davide Benetti bass
    with Giovanna Baviera viola da gamba Orí Harmelin theorbo

    Arianna's Lament 1

    Music for Caterina Martinelli by Monteverdi and his contemporaries

    Voces Suaves invites you to relive the dramatic events in Mantua in 1608 when, shortly before the premiere of Monteverdi’s opera L’Arianna, the prima donna Caterina Martinelli fell gravely ill. Who was this young lady for whom Arianna’s great lament, a de facto mad scene, was conceived? How did her brief life make such an extraordinary impact on one of Italy’s most important musical centres?

    The vocal virtuosity and the extraordinary sound of Voces Suaves made the performance into an unforgettable experience.’ Die Welt

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