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Concert: Dialoghi Amorosi — Sances


Scherzi Musicali invites you to rediscover the secular music of Sances in an exceptional setting: the medieval Rue Isabelle that was vaulted in the 18th century and disappeared under the Place Royale.

Giovanni Felice Sances published his collections of cantade in Venice around 1640. Their music, poetic, lively, rhythmic and sensual, is placed at the service of a rich palette of amorous sentiments: innocence, desire, seduction, jealousy and despair all make their appearance. Sances also left us a number of ‘amorous dialogues’, miniature operas depicting Ruggiero and Angelica (who, to safeguard her virginity, makes herself invisible and flees the doughty knight who has just saved her from a monster’s clutches) and the naughty frolics of Tirsi and Filli, who want at all costs to ‘die’ together.

Nicolas Achten, baryton, théorbe, direction
Wei-Lian Huang, soprano
François Dambois, théorbe, guitare
Justin Glaie, archiluth, guitare
Lies Wyers, lirone, gamba
Beniamino Paganini, virginal

Practical info:

Dates: Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th de 8PM to 10PM (the doors open at 7:30PM)
Entrance: Place Royale 10 Koningsplein – 1000 Brussels
Tickets: (Students: 15 € – Normal rate: 25 €)