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Gagliano’s La Dafne

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February 26, 2014

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

12 – 1 p.m. Capella Intima and the Toronto Continuo Collective join forces to present La Dafne, a rarely performed masterpiece of the early Baroque. Premiered in 1608, Ottavio Rinuccini’s colourful libretto is masterfully set by composer Marco da Gagliano. An ensemble of dramatic voices accompanied by lutes, theorbos, harpsichord, and viola da gamba bring Ovid’s ancient tale of Apollo and Daphne to vivid life.

For more details: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West