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Directed by Elisa Citterio

The Harlequin Salon

Wed Jan 16 at 7pm, Thu Jan 17, Fri Jan 18, Sat Jan 19 at 8pm, Sun Jan 20, 2019 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map BUY NOW SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE
Directed by Elisa Citterio
Created, scripted, and illustrated by Marco Cera
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano
Experience the intrigue, artistry, and commedia of this dazzling Roman soirée.
Meet Pier Leone Ghezzi—caricaturist, painter, and host of some of 18th-century Rome’s most popular salon parties. Tafelmusik is delighted to invite you to one of his famous soirées, where you will encounter the famous prima donna Faustina Bordoni, and discover whether Ghezzi’s mischievous Harlequin servant can thwart his master and pursue his own love interests!

Joining Elisa Citterio and a chamber ensemble drawn from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s finest singers of Italian baroque music, soprano Roberta Invernizzi. Together, they take us through arias and sinfonias by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Porpora and more while Ghezzi (in the form of Tafelmusik’s Marco Cera) sketches his guests live for all to see. 

Program includes:
  • L. Vinci Sinfonia from Partenope
  • Pergolesi Aria “Lieto cosi’ talvolta” from Adriano in Siria
  • Porpora Aria “Son prigioniera d’amore” from Poro