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Event Archive - Twilight of the Castrati: Angelo Manzotti, David Rogers

Sat. October 4th 2003 8:00 pm Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 8:00 pm
$20/$18/$12
Angelo Manzotti, winner of the 1992 Luciano Pavarotti Prize, and David Rogers, lutenist in residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, explore the last, emotionally charged compositions written by and for castrati. The concert features works from the late 18th century by castrati / composers Cresentini, Millico, Pacini, Portogallo and Sor.

"Manzotti’s elegant, emotional technique is awesome. The perfect synthesis of the male and female principles."
Amadeus Magazine (Italy)

Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $12.

Available at Munro's Books, Ivy's Book Shop, Galliard Music, and at the door.
Also available at McPherson Box Office (250) 386-6121 (surcharge applies)

Additional ticket information and subscription orders: web.uvic.ca/hrd/earlymusic/Tickets.htm

Information: (250) 882-5058

Angelo Manzotti (Sopranist)

Angelo Manzotti, sopranist, has dedicated himself to the rediscovery of the historic repertoire of castrati, from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea to Rossini's Aureliano in Palmira, with particular reference to the eighteenth century composers: Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Händel, Scarlatti, Hasse, Mozart, etc. Thanks to a long period of physical tr... more info

David Rogers (Classical guitar and lute)

David Rogers maintains an active solo and ensemble performance career as a classical guitarist and performer on early plucked strings. He is guitarist and lutenist with the Terra Nova Consort, ensemble in residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; director of the guitar division at Southern Oregon University; and music director at the First Cong... more info
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