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Melissa Bradshaw

Academy of Ancient Music becomes associate ensemble at Teatro San Cassiano

3:22, 8th January 2020

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has become associate ensemble at Venice’s new Teatro San Cassiano.

Currently under consutrction, Teatro San Cassiano’s completion will see the AAM regularly tour to Venice to perform alongside TSC’s resident orchestra, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, under the guidance of artistic director Andrea Marcon.

‘The Teatro San Cassiano needs to be home to the best historically informed performances of opera worldwide,’ says TSC CEO and founder Paul Atkin. ‘The Academy of Ancient Music are just that. They are precisely the type of ensemble that the theatre is being built for and we are simply delighted to join with them in exploring, performing and promoting HIP baroque opera.’

The AAM will contribute to ongoing research around Italian opera of the period, working closely with scholars and musicologists to produce new editions of unavailable operas in preparation for fully staged productions.

‘In 1637, Teatro San Cassiano opened its doors to the wider public, and as such became the world’s first public opera house,’ comments AAM chief executive Alexander Van Ingen. ‘By reconstructing the opera house exactly as it was, Paul Atkin and his outstanding team will build on this incredible legacy and take baroque opera to wider audiences around the world.’



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