Daring to Make Baroque Opera Grand Again

Authentic instrument recordings of Baroque opera are nothing new; they’ve been coming at a fairly steady pace for decades. What is both new and newsworthy is the plethora of recordings of overlooked and forgotten Baroque operas whose excellence deserves attention.

Mahan Esfahani Makes It Happen on the Harpsichord

While most live performances in the States have been canceled due to COVID-19, the Iranian-born, American-raised Esfahani, who currently lives in Prague, recently filmed the masterwork for a Cal Performances concert

Her Majesty’s Kidnappers

In the 17th century, Nathaniel Giles had the right to conscript young singers into the British royal children’s choir. He and a business partner went a step further.

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