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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION

The Singing Ladies of Ferrara refers to the three celebrated singing ladies of the court of Duke Alfonso of Ferrara in the 1580s. The duke was such an enthusiast of the female voice that he gathered together a concerto delle donne comprising the finest sopranos of the day, famed throughout Italy for the beauty of their voices and their ability to execute the most elaborate ornamentation. Music for three ladies flourished in mid-17th century Italy. Carissimi, Rossi and Luzzaschi wrote music both sacred and secular for this combination of voices, much of it unedited and forgotten until now. This recital combines trios with duets and solos by Monteverdi and Caccini. With sopranos: Paula Downes, Alison Daniels and Caroline Hunter. And Din Ghani (Lute & Theorbo).

Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited and there is no standing room available. There is a voluntary collection after the concert. Programme may be subject to change.

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