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The Father of Opera and His Jewish Coeval, NYC, 23 Feb 2017

The Father of Opera and His Jewish Coeval.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-570-3949

Tickets, $50, include Museum admission during Museum hours.
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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.

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