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Bringing forgotten music back to life

"Impressive panache."

The San Francisco Chronicle

"A San Francisco troupe is spicing up forgotten baroque operas"

Atlas Obscura

"The staging and fine singing made for a vibrantly entertaining performance."

San Francisco Classical Voice

“The most thrillingly inventive and alluring offering in the company’s five-year history.”

The San Francisco Chronicle

“air of electricity and fervor"

The San Francisco Chronicle

"Ars Minerva was absolutely brilliant. It was like a mindfuck gem of genderbent baroque." 

The Composite

News - Concert Postponed

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute.

In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March.

Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva's future projects! Join Artistic Director Céline Ricci, harpsichordist Kelly Savage, soprano Aura Veruni, mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, San Francisco-based artist Entropy and our special guest Dr. Lisa C. Pieraccini (History of Art, Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, UC Berkeley).

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, Antonia Bembo and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.

Free Admission | RSVP Required