The musical legacy of Catherine de Medici
November 11 & 12 8 pm
Daughter of Florence and Queen of France, Catherine de Medici was undoubtedly the most powerful and controversial woman in all of Europe during the 16th century. A great believer in the power of artistic display to manifest her influence, she held sway over France for many tumultuous decades. We present to you the musical legacy of this fascinating woman and the glittering entourage of artists who surrounded her, with music by Adrian LeRoy, Claude LeJeune and Guillaume Costelay. Also featured on the program will be a performance by senior students from the School of Atelier Ballet, choreographed by Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Director Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
This production together with choreography by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
and the students of the School of Atelier Ballet
are generously supported by Vivian E. Pilar.
Join Jane Couchman – Professor emerita of French and Women’s Studies, Glendon College, York University for the Pre-Concert Talk – “Catherine de’ Medici, the Italian Queen of France, Patron of the Arts, Music, and Dance.” Talks are FREE and held one hour before the concerts at 7pm, in the gymnasium.