Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke East
Montréal, H2X 1C3

Bus : 24 – stop Saint-Laurent Bus

Station Sherbrooke


17th century Italy gave us a surprising number of female composers, whose indisputable genius we are rediscovering today. Many worked in the discrete setting of convents, while others, often from families of musicians, enjoyed careers as performers and composers in various courts, with their works published and greatly appreciated. Our program paints a portrait of baroque-era Italy, from a feminine perspective, with works by remarkable female musicians, as well as by a few composers who rallied behind them—like Vivaldi, who, throughout his life, taught the young orphan girls of La Pietà…


Œuvres de Francesca Caccini, Vittoria Aleotti, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi,
Antonio Vivaldi


Stephanie Manias, soprano
Ensemble La Cigale