Giovanni Antonio Gianettini’s La Creatione de’ Magistrati

Sunday, January 13 at 4 PM    GET TICKETS through MB 1800
Corpus Christi Church
529 W 121st St, New York, NY 10027   open map   google map

Modern Premiere of La Creatione de’ Magistrati
Music by Giovanni Antonio Gianettini (1648—1721)
Libretto by Giovanni Battista Giardini (b.1650)

The prophet Moses learns to delegate in the modern premiere of Giovanni Antonio Gianettini’s 1688 oratorio La creatione de’ magistrati. Overwhelmed by his responsibilities as judge for his people, he is cautioned by his father-in-law, Jethro, to neglect neither the affairs of his household nor wife, Zipporah. With the appointment of judges to help him and while retaining a watchful eye, Moses restores balance to his household and government.

Seventeenth-century oratorio combined the tremendously popular music of the opera with stories chosen for the intellectual and spiritual enrichment of its listeners. The Academy of Sacred Drama continues this mission by uniting emotion, intellect, and community in presentations that incorporate great oratorios, contextual lectures, and community receptions.

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Performers and Guest Speaker

Jeremy Rhizor, violin, director
Alice Jarrard, lecturer

Daniel Moody, countertenor, Mosè
Sara MacKimmie Tomlin, soprano, Sephora
Peter Walker, bass-baritone, Getro
Chloe Fedor, violin
Dongmyung Ahn, viola
Arnie Tanimoto, cello
Arash Noori, theorbo
Parker Ramsay, organ
Elliot Figg, harpsichord

Transcription & Translation

Edition by Jeremy Rhizor & Leili Zhang
Translation by Lucy Yates


View the facsimile of the musical manuscript in the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy here.

View the facsimile of an original printed libretto in the Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy here.