What on earth would Sophia have said about Sicily- in 1728?

Essential Information

Picture it, Sicily, 1728

An aural tussle between the two Sicilies with music by Porpora, Scarlatti and others.

April 9, 2011 8pm
April 10, 2011 8pm

Marsh Chapel at Boston University

$25 General Admission
$10 Students/Seniors

Audio Files

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LULLY; L'AMOUR MEDECIN ; CHACONNE

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RAMEAU: VOLEZ PLAISIRS: LES FETES DES HYMENS: TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANO

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RAMEAU: PLATEE: AUX LANGUERS D'APPOLLON: BRENNA WELLS, SOPRANO

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LULLY: BALLET DE L'AMOUR MALADE

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RAMEAU: HIPPOYLTE ET ARICIE: CRUELLE AMOUR: TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANO

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RAMEAU: LES FETES DE POLYMNIE: QUE SES REGRETS: BRENNA WELLS, SOPRANO

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LULLY: BALLET DE L'AMOUR MALADE

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LULLY: PSYCHE: AIMABLE JEUNESSE: BRENNA WELLS, TERESA WAKIM, SOPRANOS

Details

Through the ages, the Kingdom of Sicily was a divided one ( Naples and Sicily) plagued with takeovers by Spain, tussles between kings, and a little-known document called the Treaty of Utrecht. This was a region waiting to exhale. Remarkably, the music produced in Sicily during this period was at its most colorful and innovative. Almost every composer in the region wrote operas, and the high drama of that compositional style overflowed and informed their instrumental works.