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  • A group of Florentine intellectuals called the Camerata decided to recreate the original form of Greek drama – which they wrongly believed to have been sung throughout – and one of them, Jacopo Peri, accordingly composed Dafne 1597.

    Opera through the ages

  • Summer time, called Camerata, whether John resorted somtimes to

    The Decameron

  • Arts mix with science in several venues, with a cinematic portrait of the polar region backed by the chamber music of Manchester Camerata being one highlight.

    This week's new events

  • After its austere beginnings the composers of the Camerata were committed to using only one note per word of the libretto, it became all-inclusive and all-embracing, aspiring to that totality of expression that Wagner insisted on.

    'Opera has never been more alive' | Simon Callow

  • The Camerata's successful experiment led to follow-ups, often performed at Italian courts for the entertainment of guests.

    Opera through the ages

  • Famously, though, opera started as an engagement with the past: the musicians of the 16th-century Florentine Camerata were trying to recreate ancient Greek tragedy, which they mistakenly thought had been sung.

    'Opera has never been more alive' | Simon Callow

  • The choral landscape in Washington, which offers parallels to the Mark situation in the last decade or so, both the Washington Chorus and the Washington Men's Camerata handed long-time directors their walking papers, is a perfect illustration.

    Founding fathers

  • Camerata has a number of great programs scheduled throughout the year in their usual haunts any of which would be worth seeing.

    I am a Camerata

  • Chamber music from a consistent group of musicians who spend their professional lives doing just that is always a big treat and with the notable profiles of Camerata Pacifica's members, their shows should always be highly recommended.

    I am a Camerata

  • The three entries were judged by Russian rocket scientist Alexander Martynov and legendary cosmonaut Alexander Volkov, with the Camerata recording the winner for future early-morning duty (though this news report was coy as to who that winner actually was.)

    They got a message for the action man


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