Music written for the Santa Rosalia festivities in Palermo was often destroyed after the initial performance, underlining the ephemeral character of the event. Thanks to a repeat performance in Modena the year following its 1687 premiere, NYBI will resurrect and give the modern-day premiere of the monumental Santa Rosalia, one of four surviving oratorios by Bonaventura Alliotti. Soprano Johannette Zomer will star in the title role, Santa Rosalia.
With Dashon Burton (Lucifero), Molly Netter (Penitenza), Owen McIntosh (Senso).
Music Director: Lorenzo Colitto
Santa Rosalia (1687)
Oratorio by Bonaventura Aliotti (1640-1690)
Trinity Church Wall Street
New York, NY, 10006