Philadelphia is in for a musical treat: HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: BAMBINA MISTICA (the mystical child), an Italian cantata, with music by Italian composer Mariano Garau and Hildegard von Bingen; a libretto by Philadelphia’s Karen Lauria Saillant, director of International Opera Theater, based on original writings of Hildegard; and presented by ten Philadelphia sopranos, accompanied by a harp (Mary Tresvalles). The American premiere takes place November 8, 2015, at 3 pm at Our Lady of Angels Chapel at the convent of The Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi in Philadelphia, in Aston, PA. Admission is free; contact (610) 459-4125..

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