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POSTPONED: Celebrate QUINQUATRIA with Ars Minerva



POSTPONED: Celebrate QUINQUATRIA with Ars Minerva

EVENT POSTPONED: New date tba.

On March 19 at 6.30pm,Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute.

In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March.

Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva's future projects! Join Artistic Director Céline Ricci, harpsichordist Kelly Savage, soprano Aura Veruni, mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, San Francisco-based artist Entropy and our special guest Dr. Lisa C. Pieraccini (History of Art, Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, UC Berkeley).

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, Antonia Bembo and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Free Admission | RSVP Required

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Ars Minerva is a San Francisco-based, 501(c)3 performing arts organization created in 2013 by Céline Ricci. Its mission is to engage new audiences for classical music through innovative productions of Baroque operas. Ars Minerva is proud to bring forgotten music back to life, in collaboration with artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reviving Baroque operas is a rare and captivating experience, which we are happy to share with the diverse local community. Since its inception, Ars Minerva has presented the modern world premieres of four long-forgotten Venetian operas in San Francisco.

Céline Ricci, Executive & Artistic Director
Céline is Ars Minerva's Founder. She stage directed Ars Minerva's productions La Cleopatra, The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, La Circe and Ifigenia in Aulide. She will stage Ermelinda for Ars Minerva in November 2019. Her recent staging of Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide garnered great critical praise: “impressive panache” Joshua Kosman, The Chronicle. Céline, born in Florence of Italian and French parents, studied in Paris and continued her post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Selected by renowned conductor William Christie for his academy, Le Jardin des Voix, she was named one of opera's promising new talents in 2005 by Opernwelt. During the 2016-2017 season, she joins West Edge Opera as Nero in Agrippina and returns to Akademie für Alte Musik for performances in Rome.​



Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF