Event Commemorating Isabella Colbran

Isabella Colbran was one of the most famous women of the early 19th century, conquering European stages, inspiring composers to create some of the world's most beautiful music, fans to cross oceans to hear her perform and Neapolitans to regard her as a political symbol. 

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A celebration of Isabella Colbran, diva of the age of bel canto and wife of Gioachino Rossini

On April 10th and 11th at the newly opened Sheen Center in NoHo, Divaria Productions presents a multi-disciplinary theatrical piece for classical singers, piano, harp and actor/narrator that tells the story of the wife and muse of composer Gioachino Rossiniof Barber of Seville fame, Spanish born 19th century diva Isabella Colbran who was the toast of the opera stages of Europe in the early 19th century.  The evening tells a tale of love, passion and intrigue at the San Carlo Opera in Naples, woven with excerpts of rarely heard opera solos from the age of bel canto, scenes and arias from Rossini's Neapolitan period that she premiered as well as Isabella's own compositions for voice and harp.  The concert program and repertoire is curated by Italian musicologist Prof. Sergio Ragni, who recently published "Isabella Colbran, Isabella Rossni", edited by Zecchini in Italy.

Featuring tenor Thor Abjornsson, soprano Ashley Galvani Bell, mezzo soprano Augusta Caso, pianist Lucy Yates, harpist Katie Andrews and actor Luigi Rizzo  

Performances April 10th and 11th 2015, at 8 pm at the Sheen Center in Noho, located on the corner of Elizabeth and Bleecker Street in New York City.  Tickets are $10-$30.  For more information and tickets please visit: http://sheencenter.org/event/277/

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