Classical music review

French soprano sparkles in program of rarities at Tropical Baroque Festival


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The Tropical Baroque Festival continues through Friday with nightly performances at various Coral Gables venues. Tickets are $35-$45;, 305-669-1376.

South Florida Classical Review

A small group of enthusiasts braved chilly winds to attend the Tropical Baroque Festival’s Judith and Esther, a tribute to heroines of the Old Testament through the lens of largely obscure French Baroque composers.

The excellent group Fuoco e Cenere, which has become almost a resident ensemble at the festival, provided the backdrop for a program of cantatas, but the discovery of the evening Saturday was the young French soprano Julie Fioretti.

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