Opera Baroque: “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera’s Young Artist Program and with students and faculty of the Virtuosi Music Academy and Greve Opera Academy.
Guest Conductor – Giacomo Benedetti
Stage Director – Alan Mann
Rebecca De Almeida – Orfeo
Mary McCue, Maria Margiolakou – Euridice
Haley Stoliker, Nora Paunescu – Amore
NEW BRITAIN – TRINITY-ON-MAIN – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 2020 7:30 PM
HARTFORD – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM – SUNDAY, MARCH 1 2020 2:00 PM
Giacomo Benedetti took part in many organ and piano competitions winning first prizes and placements. He has recorded CDs and DVDs and often performs concerts as Organist, Pianist, Harpsichordist and Choir Director in Italy and in various nations such as Japan, Netherlands, the United States of America, Mexico, Finland, and Germany. Benedetti has studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with Andrea Perugi and Organ and Organ Composition with Giovanni Clavorà Braulin at the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” of Florence obtaining his specialization degree cum laude. Benedetti attended masterclasses in Italy and abroad, with well-known organists such as Gianluca Libertucci, Matteo Imbruno, Gustav Leonhardt, Celestino Dionsi, Cristophe Rousset, Ton Koopman, Liuwe Tamminga, Wolfang Zerer, Anton Pauw, and Michel Bouvard. He worked in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, in the Church of Orsanmichele, in Florence’s municipality, in San Marco’s Church, in Santo Spirito, and currently he is an organist in San Miniato al Monte Basilica and Santa Felicita Church a Ponte Vecchio, Florence.