Programs

RAPPRESENTATIONE DI GIUSEPPE E I SUOI FRATELLI
Biblical musical drama composed in the spirit of the first Operas by Elam Rotem
Using the musical language and context of the first musical Dramas of Cavalieri, Caccini, and Monteverdi, the piece tells the story of Joseph and his brethern - one of the most touching stories of the old testament. The piece is written in Biblical Hebrew for five voices, instruments, and basso-continuo.
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HASHIRIM ASHER LI'SHLOMO and IL MANTOVANO HEBREO
Music by Salomone Rossi (c. 1570 - 1630)
Two programs portraying the Jewish Italian composer by highlighting the variety of his musical output, comprising Italian madrigals and instrumental music as well as unique Hebrew-texted music for the Synagogue.


THE LAMENTATIONS AND RESPONSORIES, 1600 
Emilio de' Cavalieri (c.1550-1602)
The expressive setting of the beautiful and dark biblical text of the Lamentations will shock even modern listeners. The work combines the old and new styles: beautiful and complex polyphonic sections alternating with highly expressive monodies and duets.


MIA BENIGNA FORTUNA
The story of the Italian Madrigal
The Madrigal was the most prominent genre of secular vocal music in the Renaissance and early Baroque. This program follows its evolution from the highly expressive polyphony of Cipriano de Rore, to the revolutionary madrigals that shaped the Baroque era.


PENITENTIAL PSALMS - Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Collaboration with Ensemble Dolce Risonanza, Vienna.