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"On retrouva le compositeur Michel Lambert pour une plainte d'Ariane, «Rochers vous etes sourds», chantée avec limpidité par Elisabeth Belgrano, qui nous donna une interprétation aux soupirs et accents expressifs, agrémentée de vocalises pleines de grâce et d'ornementations multiples et bien prises."
Luxemburger Wort, 2001

"How well they play. Belgrano's light, lovely soprano was first and foremost a vehicle for poetic communication: it could be ingratiating but also take on a wail or a snarl, especially in Rossi's lament. Her admirable fluency in French, Italian and English served both the sung and spoken word well. This was an artistically seductive concert of high quailty …."

The Santa Fe New Mexican, 2004

"Concert of early music a genuine delight
. …Belgrano sang in pure intonation yet bringing a variety of colors and artless (meaning " without artificiality") expression to the text. ….in the impassioned lament over the death of King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden …Belgrano let out all the stops, using her clear and powerful voice to give plaintive cries …and to "paint" the text in animated fashion."

Albuquerque Journal, 2004

“ …a very special disc… one of the most meticulous singers I’ve heard in awhile. The precision (what trills!), beauty, and intensity she brings to Lambert’s “Si l’amour vous soumet à ses loix” reminds me of Emma Kirkby in her prime. Passion? Luigi Rossi’s “Un ferito Cavaliero” is a lament that Belgrano sings with crushing impact.”

Craig Zeichner, Early Music America Magazine, Fall 2005

A profile of Elisabeth (pdf file) and the review of her new CD "Eclatante Amarante" (pdf file) in the Early Music America Magazine
Fall 2005

lisabeth Belgrano has specialized in baroque singing since 1992. She has trained with some of the most eminent instructors and performers of early music, including Jessica Cash, Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby, Agnès Mellon, Jakob Lindberg, and Stephen Stubbs. In 2000 she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Music at Göteborg University in Sweden with an emphasis in baroque performance. Ms. Belgrano has performed and recorded with various vocal ensembles in Europe including the Stuttgarter Kammerchor, Collegium Vocale, and La Chapelle Royale.

During recent years, Ms. Belgrano has dedicated her career to research and creation of concerts inspired by women and salons in Europe during the 16th & 17th centuries. One of the programs,  'Eclatante Amarante – a portrait of the French singer Anne Chabanceau de La Barre (1628-1688)' is the result of research carried out at Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, while invited as a guest at Centre Culturel Suédois (SI), and it was recorded in 2003.

Together with musicologist Catherine E. Gordon-Seifert, she was in 2005 invited to present a lecture/recital on rhetoric & passions in French 17th century airs, at the Society of Seventeenth Century Music conference, as well at the Longy School of Music in Boston .

In 2005 Ms. Belgrano, Prof. Gordon-Seifert & Stephen Stubbs received the prestigious Noah Greenberg Award for ‘outstanding performance project’ from the American Musicological Society, for their recording project ‘The Lyric Art of Bénigne de Bacilly: From Drinking Songs to Spiritual Airs’ (first recording of Bacilly’s songs and airs).

She has performed with Santa Fe Pro Musica, as well as the Albuquerque Baroque Players in New Mexico , and has been invited to perform at various venues in Europe and in the United States , including a concurrent event at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2001 and a special invitation to the Bloomington Early Music Festival in 2004


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