Ars Minerva's Revival of Le Amazzoni nelle Isole Fortunate comes to SOTA
Ars Minerva is a non-prodit performing arts organization. Its founder and artistic director is resplendent mezzo-soprano Céline Ricci. Last year, Ars Minerva presented an unforgettable revival of Castrovillari's La Cleopatra, on which The Freako Diva has an article here. This year, the San Francisco-based performing arts organization is doing a revival of Le Amazzoni nelle Isole Fortunate, a Venetian opera by Carlo Pallavicino. In addition to writing more than 20 operas, Pallavicino wrote oratorios and sacred works. He became musical director of a Venice Conservatory, the Ospedale degli Incurabili, where he provided a musical education to the orphaned children there. The opera will be performed on May 21st and 22nd at the Marine's Memorial Theater. Tickets are not up on sale yet. I will post an update when the tickets will be up on sale.
Now, the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Italian III class, generously sponsored by the San Francisco Italian Consulate, will be filming our very own version of Le Amazzoni with puppets acting everything out and singers and instrumentalists performing the music.
Stay tuned for weekly updates I will be posting as our Italian class advances in our own production. I will be posting them through the course of the next several weeks during which we will be working, with photos and feedback from students. Stay tuned!