VENUES / BASILICA DI SANTA BARBARA

The palatine basilica di Santa Barbara , court church of the Gonzaga family, was built, together with the bell tower, by Duke Guglielmo between 1562 and 1572, based on a design by Giovan Battista Bertani.

The façade is characterized by three arches, surmounted by the pediment, which lead into the entrance vestibule, above which, inside, there is a large choir loft for the musicians.
The church inside is enriched by valuable works of art: the Martyrdom of St. Barbara by Domenico Brusasorci, from 1564 and two large altarpieces in the main chapels by Lorenzo Costa the Younger.

But above all it was soon equipped with a remarkable musical chapel for which the best musicians of the time wrote, from Palestrina to Contino and then Gastoldi and Giaches de Wert. Linked to the basilica is also the figure of Claudio Monteverdi, in the service of the Gonzagas from 1590 to 1612. The church was equipped with a precious organ, built by Graziadio Antegnati in 1565, which is still in use today thanks to the 2006 restoration by Giorgio Carli.

Stefano Molardi – L’Europa rinascimentale I

June 2, 2022 – 10.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Angelo Cavallo, Michele Fontana - Frescobaldi, Fantini

June 2, 2022 – 11.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Stefano Molardi – L’Europa rinascimentale II

June 2, 2022 – 12.00
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Coro da camera Ricercare Ensemble, Romano Adami, Anna Simboli, Francesco Moi - Monteverdi, Elgar, Pärt

June 2, 2022 – 3.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Francesco Cera - Rovigo, Frescobaldi

June 2, 2022 – 4.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Coro da camera Ricercare Ensemble, Romano Adami, Anna Simboli, Francesco Moi - Monteverdi, Elgar, Pärt

June 2, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Carlo Benatti - Bankers, Haim, Quagliati, Mayone, Pasquini

June 3, 2022 – 11.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Angelo Cavallo, Michele Fontana - Frescobaldi, Fantini

June 3, 2022 – 12.00
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Carlo Benatti - Segni, Frescobaldi, Cavazzoni, Sweelinck

June 3, 2022 – 4.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Claudio Astronio - Desprez, de Cabezon

June 4, 2022 – 11.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Nicola Lamon - Gaude Barbara Beata

June 4, 2022 – 12.00
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Seicento Stravagante - Gabrieli, Monteverdi, di Lasso, Farina..

4 June 2022 – 4.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Claudio Astronio - Kuhnau

June 4, 2022 – 5.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Livia Rado, Giulia Gaudenzi, Francesca Pinna - mdi - Sciarrino

4 June 2022 – 8.15 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Umberto Forni - Trabaci

June 5, 2022 – 11.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara

Umberto Forni - Sweelinck

June 5, 2022 – 3.00 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara

De Labyrintho - de Wert, Palestrina, Monteverdi

5 June 2022 – 5.15 pm
Basilica di Santa Barbara