L'Amfiparnaso Comedia Harmonica

Venezia 1597

“. . . . Performed and sung ambitiously . . . . It is a delight to behold [the three mimes], their transformations, and to experience their powerful expression . . . . supported by music . . . . As strongly drawn and typecast as Commedia is, as cogently it eavesdrops on Life itself - one finds unmasking weekday life even today . . . . Therein converge mummery and pantomime, ancient music, and its youthful players.” Sächsische Zeitung, May 16, 2015

“It is unbelievable how varied is the craft of an actor, how they, on occasion, allow their faces to freeze solid, can make them into masks . . . . First the actors draw a mask over their face, then wonderful music begins . . . . The refined works of famous composers such as Monteverdi, Falconieri, Cavalieri, even Praetorius are brought into the mix.“ DNN, May 16, 2015