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The Father of Opera and His Jewish Coeval

February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

They were two giants of Italian music: One Catholic and hugely famous, one Jewish and utterly forgotten. Claudio Monteverdi “invented” opera; Salomone Rossi—Monteverdi’s contemporary in age, education, and stature—revolutionized Jewish concert music with compositions for Hebrew prayers, yet today, few know his name. Enter Profeti della Quinta, a young, male vocal quintet from Galilee, on a mission to change that. Hear the works of these two great Italian composers side by side.


February 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Met
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

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