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Krannert Center Events: March 2020: Venice Baroque Orchestra: The Swedish Nightingale

Event Details

Giampiero Zanocco, concertmaster
Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano

In the early 1850s, much of the United States went wild with Jenny Lind mania, celebrating this Swedish singer on her American tour with not only enormous enthusiasm at concerts, but the naming of products such as Jenny Lind hats, gloves, furniture, and more. Now Venice Baroque Orchestra and Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg pay tribute to Lind’s musicianship as Hallenberg performs arias of Orlandini, Giacomelli, Hasse, Handel, and Vivaldi. Hallenberg rose to fame in 2003 when she replaced Cecilia Bartoli on one day’s notice at the Opernhaus Zürich; she is now established as one of the world’s leading mezzo-sopranos. The Venice Baroque Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble of musicians who love what they do and who let that enjoyment show, promise on their fourth Krannert Center visit to again enthrall audiences with their “sheer delight in virtuosity” (The New York Times).

Thursday, March 5th - 7:30 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Discover at MPAL

...more recordings by the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
...more recordings featuring Ann Hallenberg.

Venice Baroque Orchestra plays Vivaldi