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Tales from the Decameron

Presented by Texas Early Music Project at Online/Virtual Space

May 08 2021
Tales from the Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of stories from the mid-14th century tells a story of young Florentines who have fled from the Black Plague.

For its final video concert of the season, TEMP will present stories from an extremely timely source: The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of a group of young adults who shelter in a secluded villa just outside Florence in order to escape the Black Death during the 1348 epidemic. The librettist for our production is Dr. Larry Rosenwald, Professor of American Literature and of English at Wellesley College;

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How do I view Tales from the Decameron?

Instructions to access the video will be delivered approximately 2 days prior to the premiere via email. Those who purchase tickets within two days of the event will receive the video link in their ticket purchase confirmation email.

What if I am not available on May 8, but still want to watch?
Tales from the Decameron
will be viewable until Thursday, May 13, at 11:00 pm CST. Tickets must be purchased by 9:30 PM (CST) on Thursday, May 13.

How much do tickets cost?
As with all of our programming, there are a variety of price options available. If you are struggling financially due to the hardships resulting from the Coronavirus conditions, please take advantage of our lower-priced offer. If you are able to pay a little more, and can help someone else pay less, please do so.

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Additional time info:

A short lecture by KMFA’s Sara Schneider will present a bit of historical background to The Decameron and the music of the period before the action begins in earnest, and we catch up with our intrepid group of characters, which has fled Florence to escape the plague.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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