Like as the Lute

Lecture and concert with Emma Kirkby
, from
Teatro Eden

The Early music at casa Cozzi project, organised by the Foundation and by almamusica 433, offers two unmissable events in March, whose star is one of the most celebrated singers of the renaissance and baroque repertoire worldwide: English soprano Emma Kirkby, who was awarded an OBE in 2000, among the most important honours in the UK.


Friday 17th March at 8.30pm, in the auditorium of Fondazione Benetton, the singer will recount the extraordinary journey that took her from Oxford’s Schola Cantorum to becoming the ambassador of a music genre that is winning over musicians and audiences across generations. The soprano will be joined by journalist Andrea Milanesi, artistic director of the magazine «Amadeus»


Saturday 18th March at 9pm, at Teatro Eden of Treviso, Dame Emma Kirkby will be the star of a recital that will take the audience on a journey across the world of English renaissance song and its relationships with Spanish music and Italian arias: from Dowland to Caccini, through the moving compositions of Mudarra and Merula. She will be accompanied by one of the most refined lutenists in the world today, the award-winning Swedish musician Jakob Lindberg.


Famous for the extraordinary purity of her voice, Emma Kirkby boasts a vast record production that includes the first ever recording of Händel’s Gloria, with the Royal Academy Baroque Orchestra, as well as recordings of several Bach Cantatas. Her repertoire ranges from H. von Bingen to J. Dowland, up to baroque and classicism with Mozart and Haydn.


Sunday 19th and Monday 20th March Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg will be in residence at casa Luisa e Gaetano Cozzi, in Zero Branco (Treviso), to teach the singing and lute master classes respectively.


Admission to the lecture is free.

Concert ticket: full 20 Euro, reduced 15 Euro (under 24 and over 65).

Season ticket for 4 concerts: full 60 Euro, reduced 45 Euro (under 24 and over 65).

Concert pre-sale: Spazi Bomben, Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and 2-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-8pm.

Information: Fondazione Benetton, ph. 0422.5121,