L’Euridice

L’Euridice

11-20 | Opera | Our Classics | Suggestion Henri IV of France married Maria de' Medici in 1600. A new art-form - opera - played an important role in the wedding celebrations in Florence, with Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice being performed on 6 October at the...
Firenze 1600

Firenze 1600

5-10 | Opera | Our Classics | Secular Florence knows around 1600 a cultural and creative bubbling which was to be the origin of the solo song, but also of the opera. Caccini, Peri and Cavalieri, members of the Camerata Bardi in Florence, are looking for an expressive...
Dido & Æeneas

Dido & Æeneas

11-20 | Opera | Our Classics | Secular Probably inspired by Venus and Adonis composed by his teacher John Blow, Purcell wrote a chamber opera in the French style. His music represents an ideal symbiosis between the lyricism of Italian vocalism, the rhythms of French...