In Laura Schwendinger's Artemesia to make New York premier in St. Paul's Chapel

February 10th 2017 | L&S News
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Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, by Artemisia Gentileschi. Oil on canvas, c. 1615-1617

UW-Madison professor of composition Laura Schwendinger's new opera, Artemisia, was given its New York Premiere on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM at St Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway in Manhattan. The performance is presented by Trinity Church Wall Street and NOVUS NY, directed by Julian Wachner, as part of the Times Arrow Festival - A Celebration of Music and the Arts in the New World, for the 250th Anniversary of St. Paul's Chapel.

Artemisia is an opera of passion, betrayal and art in 17th century Italy, and is based on the life of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. With a libretto by Ginger Strand, author of The Brothers Vonnegut, Artemisia is a recipient of a National Opera Center Discovery grant.