Written Word

Ecco la Primavera!

by Mauricio Roman After a year-long winter as trees blossom all around us here in Seattle, it is the ideal time to ...

Tancred’s Regret at Jerusalem’s Golden Gate

By Mauricio Roman Any man who has had the misfortune of hurting a woman -- even in her feelings -- will certainly ...

La Dafne: Sculpting Syllables with Music

by Mauricio Roman Opera was born in Florence among the circle known as the Florentine Camerata, a group of artists ...

Music at a Time of Distress: Francesco Corteccia’s Passions

by Mauricio Roman The year of 1527 was one of war, plague and uncertainty, as mercenaries arrived from the North to ...

Francesca Caccini and her Artistic Colleagues

By Mauricio Roman In the early 1600s, Florence witnessed two very talented women artists: Francesca Caccini ...

Encountering Love (and Music) in Hell with Dante

By Mauricio Roman On Saturday, March 13, we present “A Night In Hell: Ballo delle Ingrate” -- an early Baroque ...