Introducing La Compagnia Amarilli
La Compagnia Amarilli, a vocal duo founded in New York City in 2013, presents a wide variety of classical song programs in venues both in the United States and in Europe. The artists of La Compagnia Amarilli are soprano Kinga Cserjési, mezzo-soprano Deborah Carmichael, and pianist/conductor Douglas Martin. From time to time, guest artists are invited to perform with the ensemble.
The rehearsal and performance practices of La Compagnia Amarilli are rooted in the principles of Libero Canto, a way of teaching singing founded in Europe in the early 20th century. Libero Canto is a process that develops freedom in singing and encourages singers to be guided by their musical imagination, so that the music can truly affect them in the moment. More than anything else, Libero Canto honors the music itself, and the genuine expression of the individual person.
La Compagnia Amarilli radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional energy into the music they perform. The ensemble creates an inspiring, engaging musical experience for their diverse audiences.
La Compagnia Amarilli’s repertoire includes programs of Baroque and pre-Classical music, including sacred music and opera. The ensemble’s Italian storytelling program, Non v’è rosa senza spine, debuted in 2015 in Vienna and New York City, for audiences of all ages. A sacred program including works by Monteverdi, Schütz, and Pergolesi will debut in 2017, and in 2018 the ensemble will present a shortened version of Gluck’s, Orphée.
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