An 18th-cen­tury soirée

Toronto Life - - Culture -

CLAS­SI­CAL The Har­lequin Salon Jan. 16 to 20, Jeanne La­mon Hall, Trin­ity–St. Paul’s Centre

Long com­mit­ted to baroque per­for­mance, Tafel­musik has ex­panded their reper­toire to in­clude ex­per­i­men­tal mul­ti­me­dia shows that cap­ture the the­atri­cal­ity of the pe­riod. Their lat­est, cre­ated by oboist Marco Cera, in­vites au­di­ences to step into the home of painter and car­i­ca­tur­ist Pier Leone Ghezzi for one of his fa­mous soirées in 18th-cen­tury Rome. For this the­atri­cal recre­ation, cos­tumed performers, in­clud­ing so­prano Roberta In­v­ernizzi, vi­o­lin­ist Elisa Cit­te­rio and cel­list Christina Mahler, take on the roles of cel­e­brated party guests.

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