The 1998-9 season of Magnificat ["voices and instruments of the early
Baroque"] includes IL GIRELLO, Italian comic opera for marionettes, music by
Melani and Stradella, 1682. Performances are schedules for three venues [Palo
Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco], October 16-25.
The remainder of the season includes a Mexican Epiphany play and
Monteverdi's 1610 vespers.
--Kurt Servos/Menlo Park, CA