Atalante

  • September 27, 2015 • 3 PM
  • Ballroom Theatre

 

atalanteDirected by Erin Headly,  Atalante’s semi-staged performances with singers in evocative costumes based on Rubens and Caravaggio, emblems and attributes, and elucidating surtitles create an unforgettable, fully immersive experience. Helen of Troy, Armida, Artemisia, Mary Magdalene, Orfeo and Euridice appear as if they are stepping out of a painting.

At the heart of Atalante is Erin Headley’s lirone, that 14-string bowed chordal instrument whose magical powers were known to transport the listener to the other world. Combined with the Italian triple harp, chitarrone and harpsichord, a luxuriant continuo ensemble accompanies this sublime repertoire.

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