LA BELLA PIÙ BELLA
Music by G. Caccini, G. Kapsberger, T. Merula, C. Monteverdi
The opening concert of the exhibition Monteverdi e Caravaggio
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano
Franco Pavan, theorbo
Known for her dazzling and elegant displays in the music of the later Baroque, the Milanese singer has also nurtured, across her career, the more delicate and nuanced art of the Italian song repertory from the early 17th century, a time when courtly and polyphonic expression were giving way to the moving of the emotions by a solo singer accompanied by a single instrument. La bella più bella sees that queen of Baroque music, Roberta Invernizzi, sailing gracefully across the terrain of such monody in songs composed by the likes of Girolamo Kapsberger’s, Giulio Caccini, Tarquinio Merula and Claudio Monteverdi.