Opera composers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries found irresistible the allure of the Amazons, the mythical race of female warriors whom no man could match in strength of body or mind. Tonight, mezzo-soprano Léa Desandre joins the Jupiter Ensemble under the direction of lutenist Thomas Dunford for a program of musical portraits of the Amazons by Vivaldi, Cavalli, Bottis, Marais, and others.
Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert January 30, 2023, in London’s Wigmore Hall. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you tonight’s program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the link is accessible.