Songs from Shylock's Venice. Ensemble Lucidarium
Shylock's Venice was a crucible of cultures and a magnet for immigration, where - in spite of pervasive prejudice - Spanish and German Jews joined their native Italian co-religionists who traced their presence on the Peninsula back to the Roman Empire.
Whether escaping repression or coming to find work as merchants or as Hebrew and Kabbalah teachers, Jews profoundly influenced the cultural crossover of 16th century Venice. Songs from Shylock's Venice conjures the sights and sounds of a day in the life of Shylock, in and out of the Jewish quarter, in the vibrant, colorful world that was Renaissance Venice.
Lucidarium is a noted Renaissance music ensemble based in Italy and Switzerland, known for its distinct sound, its musicological research and the use of original instruments. The concert will feature the singer and cantor Enrico Fink and a seldom performed repertoire in Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish and Spanish.
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