"Any performers who can sing 'Zefiro torna' as well as they can, may dance to it any way they like."
    - New York Times

BIMBETTA is a five-woman ensemble that brings aspects of feminism, popular culture, and Baroque music into a unified concept expressed through theatrical performance. The group is dedicated to performing early music with original instruments and techniques, combined with 20th century interpretations and imagery.

Acclaimed for their superb musicianship and refreshing, irreverent theatricality, Bimbetta creates vivid performances of music from the early Baroque. Through period instruments and vocal styles, Bimbetta uses the heat and humor of American popular culture to bring the passions of 17th-century music straight into the 20th century. The ensemble has been featured in concert series, universities, nightclubs and alternative rock venues, and at major festivals in the United States and Europe.


The War of Love

Bimbetta: Five Babes Go for Baroque

February 13, 2001, 8:00 p.m., Moores Opera House, The University of Houston

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – the hot babes of Bimbetta will provide a sizzling evening of music, proving that there’s nothing new under the sun in the battle of the sexes. Savor the passion and ardor of music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras – but – expressed in a whole new way.

Parental Advisory: Adult language and content.

Early Conversations Lecture – Chambers of Delight: Love & Pleasure in Renaissance & Baroque Europe

Dr. Joseph Manca, 7:00 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall

And you thought gentlemen’s clubs were a recent innovation… well, here is your chance to experience some of the original versions. Discover the erotic art and pleasure palaces of Renaissance and Baroque Europe in a richly-illustrated slide lecture.


About the Artists

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P.O. Box 271193 | Houston TX 77277-1193 | Phone 713-432-1744 | email
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