FREE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE LECTURE
+ OPERA @ NATIONAL GALLERY of ART
The NATIONAL GALLERY of ART+GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY+EMBASSY OF ITALY/ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
FREE RENAISSANCE POETRY LECTURE + CONCERT
“TASSO, MONTEVERDI, THE ARTS”
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
The NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
LECTURE @ EAST BLDG.AUDITORIUM-CONCERT @ WEST BLDG.
4th & Constitution Ave. NW | Washington DC 20565
“FREE” - NO TIX NECESSARY - FIRST COME / FIRST SERVED by NGA
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LECTURE - NGA EAST Wing Bldg. Auditorium @ 6:00 PM
ABOUT RENAISSANCE POET TORQUATO TASSO
Torquato TASSO (1544 ~ 1595) - 16th century poet
TASSO is best known for LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA-Jerusalem Delivered, an epic poem published in 1581, which tells a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in which Catholic knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslim in order to take Jerusalem. The poem is composed of eight line stanzas grouped into 20 cantos of varying length.
LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA belongs to the Renaissance tradition of the Italian romantic epic poem.
Prof. Laura BENEDETTI: "Worthy of a Full Theater: Reality and Illusion" in Tasso's JERUSALEM DELIVERED.
Prof. Peter LUKEHART (National Gallery of Art CASVA): "Resisting Love, Embracing War" in Tasso's GERUSALEMME LIBERATA.
OPERA - NGA WEST Wing Bldg. Garden Court @ 7:30 PM
Claudio MONTEVERDI – Opera founder (1567~ 1643)
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART VOCAL ENSEMBLE with Rosa LAMOREAUX, artistic director, soprano and the National Gallery of Art Chamber Players will perform the COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA by Italian opera composer Claudio MONTEVERDI.