Rosa Mystica

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Motets by Claudio Monteverdi

Kinga Cserjési, soprano
Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano

La Compagnia Amarilli presents the profoundly moving Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in a program of sacred music that includes motets by Claudio Monteverdi.

Rosa Mystica directed by Beate Mathois, is performed with a baroque string quartett and organ continuo. The program was first performed in Vienna on March 18, 2017.

Other performances:
New York City             April 6 and 8, 2017
Bridgehampton, NY    April 15, 2017
New York City            June 8, 2017
Montauk, NY              June 15, 2017

In collaboration with Orchestra Sinfonica Florentia:
Florence, Italy            March 22 & 23, 2018
Pisa, Italy                   March 25, 2018

Audience reactions

Pisa, Italy March 2018

Thank you. It was so moving. I have heard the Stabat Mater thousands of times, but never have I felt it sung like this, because you sing with your soul, and that was so beautiful. Thank you.
— Audience member

New York City, 2017

Listening to La Compagnia Amarilli I was struck by the seamless integration of the singing and the ensemble. Rather than vocalists singing on top of the ensemble, the voices blended beautifully with the instrumentalists, creating a more cohesive sound. The effortlessness and fluidity of the singing allowed me to experience the musical moment with full awareness.
— Shannon Pelcher

I felt increasingly, as the concert went on, that the whole space was singing.
— Lily Arbisser

It was beautiful, musical-issimo! Bravo!
— Peter Ludwig

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 and mezzo soprano Deborah Carmichael, together with an expanding circle of collaborating instrumentalists.

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. Their Italian storytelling program, Non v’è rosa senza spine, debuted in 2015 in Vienna and New York City for audiences of all ages. In 2018, the ensemble will expand its touring schedule with a series of concerts of Rosa Mystica in Florence, Italy.

Introducing the Members of the Ensemble

Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano
Deborah studied singing with Edvin Szamosi and piano at the Mannes College of Music Extension Division, New York City. She has sung in Europe and the United States, notably with Lea Bracher as the “Duo Delizioso”. She initiated the unique Il Cuore Canta workshop series for young opera singers. In 2001, Deborah produced the film, “Libero Canto, Voice is Breath,” by Andrea Simon. Since 2007, she has worked intensively with Kinga Cserjési.

Kinga Cserjési, soprano
Kinga has a master’s degree in choir conducting and in the Kodaly method from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and a postgraduate degree in Early Vocal Music from the Fontys University in the Netherlands. She studied singing with Heent Prins and Edvin Szamosi. She has sung internationally both as a soloist and as a member of various choruses and vocal ensembles. In 2013, with Deborah Carmichael, she founded La Compagnia Amarilli.

Beate Mathois, director/production manager of Rosa Mystica
Beate has been active as an artist since 1984. Notably, she was co-director of the Panta Rhei Theater in Vienna. Beate’s artistic work began with an extensive exploration of acting, singing and dance in Europe and in NYC. Currently, Beate’s artistic work is informed by the Six Viewpoints of Mary Overlie, and by Authentic Movement.

Photo by Alex Morel

Photo by Alex Morel