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In Praise of Virtue

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Sep 20, 2024

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Presented by Ars Lyrica Houston

In Praise of Virtue features soprano Hannah DePriest and countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in two rarely heard solo cantatas: J. S. Bach’s beautifully reflective Ich bin vergnügt (BWV 84) and G. F. Handel’s glittering Splenda l’alba in oriente (HWV 166). Excerpts from Johann Adolph Hasse’s Marc-Antonio e Cleopatra set this noble love story with luscious melodies and spectacular virtuosity, in arias and duets for both soloists.

Featured artists:
Hannah DePriest, soprano*
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor

*Ars Lyrica debut

Ars Lyrica’s 2024/25 season celebrates one of music’s principal virtues: across eras and cultures, it creates durable Ties that Bind. Some of our subscription programs highlight shared values or belief systems while others establish links across geographic and temporal boundaries. Each has a distinct focus, with the entire season spanning some four centuries of European and American history. Fore more information, please visit the Ars Lyrica Houston website. 

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  • Fri Sep 20, 2024 at 7:30 pm

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