Between the Notes: Tancredi
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for Between the Notes as we explore Gioachino Rossini’s medieval story of chivalry and tragic love, Tancredi. This session of Between the Notes will be led by Carlo Lanfossi, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania’s Musicology Department. His enlightening discussion of this early Rossini opera will include the operatic conventions at work in Tancredi, its relation to the composer's early works, and connections to the Voltaire play on which the libretto is based. Moreover, we’ll use various recordings of the famous aria “Di tanti palpiti” as an investigation into the modern development of Rossini’s bel canto.
Carlo Lanfossi is completing his PhD in Music History at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research is focused on Handel’s pasticci and the material culture of music circulation in early eighteenth-century London. He has worked with Fondazione Rossini (Pesaro, Italy) for the critical edition of The Barber of Seville, and regularly collaborates with opera houses such as Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy) and Opera Philadelphia.
Available to Contributor level members ($100) and above. Reservations required.
|Tue, Jan 24||6:00 p.m.|
|Wed, Jan 25||12:00 p.m.|
Duration: 90 minutes