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(re)Voicing Voices

Ariadne's Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings

Thursday, April 6, 2023
6:30 pm


Viva Voce

(re)Voicing Voices
Ariadne’s Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings

Reading & performance by:
Eugenio Refini, NYU
Theatro dei Cervelli:
Roberta Mameli, soprano
Julio Caballero Pérez, harpsichord
Hermann Schreiner, cello
Andrés Locatelli, musical direction and recorder

Followed by Q&A


The voice of Ariadne lamenting on the shore of Naxos has been an obsessive presence in poetry and music since classical antiquity. Ariadne’s Echo: An Exploration of Musical Hauntings retells the story of the abandoned heroine through a selection of poetry and vocal music from the Baroque age, including works by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, Giacomo Carissimi, and Marco Marazzoli. The program draws on research conducted by Prof. Eugenio Refini and is curated in collaboration with Prof. Davide Daolmi and M° Andrés Locatelli. It is presented as the final component of the study-day (re)Voicing Voices, organized as part of the Viva Voce series in connection with Prof. Refini’s graduate seminar.

Organized by Prof. Eugenio RefiniViva Voce is a series of events – conversations, talks, book discussions – that address the intersections of voice, performance and the mechanisms of reception. Featuring specialists from different fields, these interdisciplinary events aim to bridge across research, teaching, and public outreach.

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