Early Music Television

The Festino of Adriano Banchieri

THE FESTINO OF ADRIANO BANCHIERI presents a fully staged recreation of the madrigal comedy Festino, performed according to the composer's directions. Played with energy and flair by Ted Herstand, the composer Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634) expounds his progressive philosophies of literature and art, and explains how his music shows the influence of commedia del arte and the new experiments in opera. Performed with authentic instruments by the Oklahoma Collegium Musicum, with dance and mime by Prairie Dance Theater, costumes by Mike Buchwald, masks by Pat Riley, and set by Ray Larson. Dramatic direction by David Rinear.

Produced by Eugene Enrico and Dave Smeal.
Funded, in part, by Oklahoma Humanities and NEH.

DVD, 28:30

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