Arcadia Players present “​Il Pastor Fido” (The Faithful Shepherd)

Sunday April 14, 2024, 4pm
Bombyx Center for Arts & Equality
130 Pine St.
Northampton, MA 01062

Giovanni Guarini published Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd) in 1590. Set in Arcadia, the pastoral tragicomedy became one of the most famous (and controversial) plays of its time. The play inspired musical works by many composers including Giovanni Bononcini, whose secular cantata Siedi Amarilli is a highlight of this program. Mezzo-soprano Christina English is the featured soloist.

Founded in 1989 by Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Arcadia Players is a chamber orchestra using historically informed performance to explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. In residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass-Amherst, the ensemble performs throughout New England.

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