Performances

The Academy of Sacred Drama’s 2019–2020 season features the work of Antonio Gianettini (1648–1721): the once-celebrated composer of Baroque oratorio and opera whose name is now almost entirely forgotten in the world of music.

The Victim of Love
Anotnio Gianettini's La vittima d'amore, osia La morte di Cristo
February 21 & 23, 2020
Join us for the modern premiere of Gianettini’s 1690 oratorio
Jeremy Rhizor in Recital
music for the violin
May 15 & 16, 2020
Encounter rare gems of the Baroque violin repertoire curated by the Academy artistic director, Jeremy Rhizor

Past Performances

The Man at the Crossroads
Antonio Gianettini's L'huomo in bivio
November 21, 23 & 24, 2019
Experience the American premiere of Gianettini’s 1687 oratorio.

Oratorio performances and salon concerts feature the music and libretti of works rarely or never heard in modern times accompanied by lectures and refreshments. Stories from Scripture and the lives of the saints are imagined through seventeenth and eighteenth century perspectives with historically-informed singing and instruments styled after those of the Baroque era.

Oratorio performances and salon concerts are ticketed public events in New York City and White Plains, NY, and other performances are produced in conjunction with partner organizations and presenters in other cities.