The Virgin's tears

26 May 2024/18h00/ France / Amilly

Céline Scheen: soprano
Paul Goussot: organ
Clémence Schiltz: viola da gamba
Matthias Ferré: viola da gamba
Giovanna Pessi: harp
Daniel Zapico: theorbo
Philippe Pierlot: treble & bass viola
In the 17th century, musical compositions depicting the Virgin Mary's grief flourished to an unprecedented extent as a result of the Counter-Reformation. The Counter-Reformation placed devotion to the figure of the Mater dolorosa at the heart of its theology, a theme that was to become a recurrent theme in Baroque art. At the same time, on the opera stage, Italian audiences were moved by the lamentations, the great scenes of lamentations that found a place of choice in operatic works.
The writing of these pages combines suffering with great gentleness and tender contemplation, playing on the typically Baroque affects so dear to the Italians.

Sunday 26 May 2024 - 6pm
Amilly - Église Saint-Martin
Information and bookings on 02-38-85-81-96
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