La Virtuosissima Cantatrice


La Virtuosissima Cantatrice is a ‘Baroque cabaret’ created by Cheryl Pickering for Baroque specialist and captivating singer/actor Kate Macfarlane. LVC tells the stories of extraordinary women in the world of seventeenth century Florence and Venice in music of passion and fire, and honours a time when a woman choosing to sing was an act of defiance against her society.

With Various People’s characteristic warmth and irreverence, LVC draws contemporary parallels with our own performer (Timtams and all…)

Concept and direction: Cheryl Pickering

Costume design: Emma O’Neill

Performed by soprano Kate Macfarlane with Glenys March on harpsichord.

Winner Best Music and Best Production, Cabaret Fringe 2018

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Kate Macfarlane La Virtuosissima Cantatrice, Cabaret Fringe 2018