Jun 9, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish in Lexington

First Parish in Lexington presents

A Bel Canto Soirée:
Songs, duets and instrumental compositions by Maria Malibran and 

Pauline Viardot, sisters-extraordinaires of the Romantic Era. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM

7 Harrington Road, Lexington, MA 02421


This June, you are invited for an elegant soirée where you will be able to experience first hand some of the most admired compositions by the ingenious sisters Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot as performed by Julia Jaffe (mezzo) and Yunona Tabala (soprano), in collaboration with Rip Jackson (piano) and John Rogler (cello). Dashing vocal performers, brilliant composers, elegant socialites, intellectuals, friends of Liszt, Chopin, George Sand, Turgenev and Saent-Saens – without these two women, American and European artistic scenes as we know them today would not have been the same. Sisters, and daughters of the imposing Spanish pedagogue Manuel García, Malibran and Viardot each left an indelible mark on nineteenth-century opera with their virtuosic performances. A free-will offering will be received, and public parking is available in the rear of the church. For more information, email music@fplex.org.

Access the livestream here.