Tips and Tricks for surviving a plague.
Artistic Direction by Laura Pudwell | Streaming June 2022 on Early Music TV
Considered a masterpiece of classical early-Italian prose, Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron (1353) is a flamboyant collection of tales, whips and quips on how one survives a plague. An eerily familiar parallel to modern times, we present Escape from Florence, Artistic Associate Laura Pudwell’s first production as Artistic Director, as a musical salve for the aching ails of recent years. Depart reality and join us as we sojourn in a countryside villa outside 14th-century Florence, tell large tales, laugh at the absurdity of life, and regale you with magnificent music from the Trecento.