Belloni, La Barbera and La Befana Talk and Sing
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 E. 52nd St.
212-319-5300 Price: $50
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Join I Giullari di Piazza, the Southern Italian folk music/dance/theater company, for “Belloni, La Barbera and La Befana Talk and Sing,” a special online presentation featuring music from the Neapolitan Renaissance Christmas show “La Cantata dei Pastori,” along with fascinating conversation about the history of this beloved show, created in the 17th century by Andrea Perrucci of Naples. Live streamed on ZOOM, January 5th, the traditional night of the Epiphany. Participants are scholars in the ancient Southern Italian arts: Alessandra Belloni, John La Barbera, Max McGuire as La Befana (the Good Witch of Christmas), violinist Joe Deninzon, and singer/dancer Francesca Silvano. The story follows Mary and Joseph on their trip to Bethlehem and their both funny and dangerous adventures on the way, including Mary defeating demons sent by the Devil to try to stop the birth of Jesus. The show ends with the singing of the oldest recorded Neapolitan Christmas song.Buy tickets/get more info now