Celebrating the 2019 Festa della Toscana
Florentine madrigals of the Cinquecento
Ensemble L’Homme Armé
Rossana Bertini, soprano
Mya Fracassini, mezzosoprano
Andrés Montilla Acurero, tenor
Riccardo Pisani, tenor
Gabriele Lombardi, baritone
Fabio Lombardo, director
music by Philippe Verdelot, Jacques Arcadelt, Costanzo Festa, Francesco Corteccia
All concerts will be held respecting the anti-covid protocols. Social distancing will be guaranteed but wearing a mask will be mandatory.
Because of the above, the capacity of the venues will be reduced therefore booking of seats is highly recommended for all events.
The program includes a selection from the very rich madrigal repertoire, the new musical genre that will spread during the third decade of the XVI cent. from Florence towards Rome and Venice. Through the texts of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Bembo and the music of Verdelot, Arcadelt, Festa and others, amorous themes are interwoven with the inevitable political implications of the complex and turbulent Italian scene.