Concert: Early Music Sacred Opera

Feb 28 2014 7:30 pm
Boe Memorial Chapel, 1520 St. Olaf Ave. Northfield, MN, 55057


Sacred Opera: Rappresentatione di anima, e di corpo (1600) Guest artists with St. Olaf Early Music Singers & Collegium Musicum 

A performance of Emilio de' Cavalieri's sacred opera, Il Rappresentativo di anima, e di corpo (Drama of the Body and the Soul). This sacred opera was performed first in Rome in 1600 and is considered the oldest surviving operatic work. This presentation is a fully-staged version, using Cavalieri's own directions as a guide. Supertitles in English will be provided. 

Maria Jette, soprano; Nick Chalmers, tenor; The Gregorian Singers (Monte Mason, director), The St. Olaf Early Music Singers and Collegium Musicum (Gerald Hoekstra, director), Phil Rukavina, lute.