Milton in Love: The Birth of Opera in the Eternal City

  • August 3, 2023
  • Times: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
  • Location: Pyatt Hall
  • Address:
  • 843 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
  • Admission: $45 / $10 student tickets at the door
  • Phone: 604.732.1610

Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival Concert

Milton in Love paints a portrait of the English poet John Milton’s sojourn through Rome where he fraternized with the Illuminati, attended opera and oratorios, and became enamored with the singing of soprano Leonora Baroni. The laments display the sensuality, ecstasy, and eroticism of early Baroque Rome, and the performances by Erin Headley and her ensemble are sure to surprise and delight audiences as well. 

Together with a chitarrone, triple harp, baroque guitar, lirone and viola da gamba, the ensemble supports a trio of female voices who bring to life a multimedia programme of ultra-expressive laments. 

Artists: Nadine Balbiesi, Ellen Torrie and Myriam Leblanc, sopranos; Atalante, directed by Erin Headley; Lucas Harris, theorbo; Antoine Malette-Chénier, triple harp

VSO School of Music

August 3  

Milton in Love: The Birth of Opera in the Eternal City
843 Seymour St