Musicians of the Ospedali

Musicians of the Ospedali

SalonEra delves into the fascinating history of Venice’s Ospedali with bass-baritone/scholar Lisandro Abadie as our enthusiastic guide.
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About the Episode

In the 18th century, the orphaned girls of the Ospedali were unlikely stars in the rich musical firmament of Venice.  SalonEra delves into the fascinating history of Venice’s Ospedali with bass-baritone/scholar Lisandro Abadie as our enthusiastic guide. Violinist Shelby Yamin reveals the inspiring music and singular life of Maddalena Laura Sirmen, an 18th century alumnus of the Ospedale San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti. Soprano Arwen Myers joins us to relate her experience performing in the 2017 live performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria originally produced and generously shared with us by Early Music Vancouver.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer
Hannah De Priest, special projects manager

Episode Guests

Lisandro Abadie

Lisandro Abadie

bass-baritone & scholar

Arwen Myers

soprano

Shelby Yamin

violin

Resources

Watch Arwen Myers and Danielle Sampson perform “Laudamus te” from Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Read this article from the New York Times, recommending a walking tour through “Vivaldi’s Venice”

Visit bass-baritone and scholar Lisandro Abadie’s website

Listen to Shelby Yamin and Sarah Bleile Douglass’ album of Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen’s violin duets

Order this book: Women Musicians of Venice: Musical Foundations, 1525-1855 by Jane Baldauf-Berdes

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Greg Nosan & Brandon Ruud
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse
Bonnie Baker

EPISODE SPONSORS
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam for Lisandro Abadie

Music

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)
Monica Huggett, violin & leader
Vicki St. Pierre, chorus master

Vivaldi: “Domine Fili” from Gloria, RV 589
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)
Monica Huggett, violin & leader
Vicki St. Pierre, chorus master

Vivaldi: Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe, RV 563 
II. Grave 
III. Allegro
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)

Soloists:
Kris Kwapis, baroque trumpet
Debra Nagy, baroque oboe
Monica Huggett, violin & leader

Vivaldi: “Laudamus te” from Gloria, RV 589
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)
Soloists:
Arwen Myers & Danielle Sampson, sopranos
Monica Huggett, violin & leader

Vivaldi: “Domine Deus” from Gloria, RV 589
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)
Soloists:
Arwen Myers, soprano
Debra Nagy, baroque oboe
Monica Huggett, violin & leader

Vivaldi: “Cum sancto spirito” from Gloria, RV 589
Generously provided by Early Music Vancouver (Live Performance, December 2017)
Monica Huggett, violin & leader
Vicki St. Pierre, chorus master