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Italy's Cagliari Opera Comes To Basilica Of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral For A Historic Opera Oratorio Concert

Italy's Cagliari Opera Comes To Basilica Of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral For A Historic Opera Oratorio Concert

The Friends of the Erben Organ, the Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, and the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Italy) are pleased to present a unique concert fundraiser to raise money for our 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ, celebrating 150 years of beautiful music this year.

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Location: Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 261 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012

Reservations: https://www.showclix.com/event/italys-cagliari-opera-at-the-basilica

Limited free seating will be available on the day of event.

Enjoy 20% off reservations with code Opera20

The program is a re-creation of the 1826 Benefit Concert for the Orphanage at 32 Prince Street, founded by the Sisters of Charity. Through research by Basilica Music Director Jared Lamenzo and Italian musicologist Francesco Zimei, the concert recreates as close as possible what was heard in 1826. The concert is essentially an oratorio of sacred music by well-known composers such as Handel and Haydn, as well as the first modern performances of rare works by Zingarelli and Cimarosa, originally sung by the famed Garcia Italian Opera Company.

The 1826 benefit concert featured the Garcia Company, the first Italian opera company ever to perform in America. The Garcia Company included the famed Maria (Garcia) Malibran, the trailblazer for all subsequent prime donne.

This concert is being produced with the cooperation of the famed Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the opera house of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). The concert will be preceded by a recital of period organ music performed by Jared Lamenzo.

FEATURING:

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

Conductor Donato Renzetti

Soprano Francesca Dotto, Soprano Salome Jicia, Tenor Leonardo Cortellazzi, Baritone Pierluigi Dilengite, Baritone Daniele Terenzi

Chorus Master Donato Sivo

Photo of Teatro Lirico Choir and Orchesra: Priamo Tolu

Historical Note:

The Garcia Company arrived to America at the behest of Dominic Lynch, a well-to-do Irish businessman and trustee of the then Cathedral. By coincidence, Mozart's librettist Lorenzo da Ponte was already living in America, and eagerly greeted the Garcias.

For more information:

http://erbenorgan.org


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