Hildegard Child and The Black Madonna
..and so we leave for The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi- where Saint Francis is buried- to share in the love that has been overflowing in all of our hearts these past months- that light of our beautiful young sopranos, their families, our Hildegard Child, our Black Madonna, our composer, our harpist, our costumist and everyone who has poured so much love into our cantata. May their heartfelt devotion ring throughout our world and may their message of peace and reconciliation reign forever more here on earth. Daniela Cané Andrea Ceccomori Assisi Sacred Sound Mariano Garau Micaela Mka, Carline Waugh, Eloisa Woodruff, Eva Giglioni, Mary Consoli, Fra Latiri, Melanie Magaziner, Clare Finegan Bill Finegan Christian Bygott Benedicte Canelle Wolfgang Bernhard Hermanns Holly Phares Daniela Cittadoni Hildegard Von Bingen Mystical Child and the Black Madonna and so many more. Our thanks.
On August 7, 2016, Assisi Sacred Sound Festival will present International Opera Theatre of Philadelphia in the world premiere of Hildegard Von Bingen Mystical Child and the Black Madonna(Hildegard Child Mystic & The Black Madonna) with 10 girl sopranos from Philadelphia and Carline Waugh Jamaican soprano, singing in Italian & Latin. This, the 2nd part of The Hildegard Series, tells the story of the child Hildegard's deep belief in the power of love to bring reconciliation, compassion, flourishing to our earth and save even the most bitter of hearts. Music is by Hildegard & Mariano Garau with booklet by Karen Lauria Saillant, based on the writings of Hildegard & translated into Italian by Maria Luisa Meo of Città Della Pieve Special thanks to Andrea Ceccomori DIrector of Assisi Suono Sacro Festival & Daniela Daniela Cané Adagio Art Agency for making this extraordinary event possible.
Fragment of a scene from the opera
"HILDEGARD AND THE BLACK VIRGIN" by Mariano Garau
Assisi Suono Sacro, Hildegarde von Bigen: Mystical Child and the Black Virgin. Saturday 6 August at 9 p.m. at the Upper Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, Assisi Suono Sacro, in collaboration with Adagio Art Agency hosts for the second time theInternational Theatre of Philadelphia for a new artistic production on Hildegarde von Bigen which this year will be dedicated to Mystical Child and the Black Virgin to music by Hildegard von Bingen herself and by Mariano GarauA cantata to a libretto based on the writings of Hildegard von Bingen, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and other devotees of the Black Madonna. The libretto and artistic direction are by Karen Lauria Saillant. The Italian translation is by Maria Luisa Meo. Costumes by Micaela Valentini.