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La Compañia presents: A Florentine Carnival

  • Isabella Fraser Room State Library of Victoria Australia (map)

Cristina will lead Renaissance band La Compañia as soprano soloist in this celebration of Florentine music during the House of Medici.

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, was a thriving metropolis of beauty, art and imagination where celebrations were grand and the street festivals spectacular. The famed musicians of the Republic, the Piffari were central to aristocratic entertainments and to the sumptuous carnival festivities where all classes of Florentines gathered to join the masked performers parading through the streets singing and dancing the canzoni da ballo.

Earlier Event: February 24
Victorian Opera: Parisifal (Wagner)
Later Event: May 30
Bach Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)

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