An oratorio composed by Antonio Vivaldi - Libretto by Giacomo Cassetti


Video Presentation on November 20th at 7pm.

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We are extremely proud to collaborate with the San Francisco Girls Chorus on a project around Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans! 


Vivaldi wrote this oratorio in 1716 with a libretto in Latin by Giacomo Cassetti. Based on the Book of Judith, the work was premiered in November of the same year in Venice. It was specifically conceived as an all-female oratorio (for five female voices and choir) as Vivaldi wrote it for the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage primarily for girls. 

Our November 20th event will feature a video, highlighting the work the SFGC has accomplished since August 2020. A concept created by SFGC Artistic Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and Ars Minerva Artistic Director Céline Ricci, the project should be presented in a staged version in the future. 

We are also delighted to be joined by Corey Jamason, Head of the Early Music Department of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The San Francisco Girls Chorus

“…the S.F. Girls Chorus sang like a dream the whole way through, with beautiful dynamic shadings…”

San Francisco Classical Voice.

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

"Corey Jamason led the SFCM Baroque Ensemble in a crisp performance with sharp cutoffs, teasing trills, and suspenseful pauses. Handel’s danceable tunes were appropriately bouncy and energetic."

San Francisco Classical Voice.

Ars Minerva

"This intrepid local company, led by Céline Ricci, has taken on the mission of rescuing forgotten Baroque operas from the shadows. And over the weekend at ODC Theater in San Francisco, Ricci and her cohort presented the most thrillingly inventive and alluring offering in the company’s five-year history."

San Francisco Chronicle.

Some artwork!

Discover the artwork, inspired by the story of Judith, crafted by the young soloists of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. More to come!

Eliana Schiller

Firefly Freeman-Cherry

Annika Pyo

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