La Contesa del Canto

  • Medley Hall 48 Drummond Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia

For our musical portrait of seventeenth-century Italian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi, 'La Contesa del Canto', we welcome back one of our regular collaborators, the stunning soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon, to explore the pleasures and pains of love through one of Italy’s lesser-known but most intriguing and prolific composers. 

With the luxurious sounds of two of the most prized instruments of the time — the Italian triple harp and the theorbo —  Strozzi’s rarely-heard, virtuosic and innovative cantatas are contrasted with popular dances and intimate instrumental toccatas of the Italian baroque.
Hannah Lane - Italian triple harp
Nicholas Pollock - theorbo
Karen Fitz-Gibbon - soprano

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