“Vivamus mea Lesbia” is the second movement of Carmina Catulli by Michael Linton. Here the poet breathlessly tells his beloved of his passion for her, giving her nights of thousands of kisses, so many that those who wish them ill are lost in the counting.
“Amabo, mea dulcis Ipsitilla” is the sixth movement of Michael Linton’s “Carmina Catulli”. Here is the beginining of A. Z. Foreman’s translation of Catullus’ Latin, commissioned for this song cycle: “I beg you, be a sweetheart, Ipsitilla, my darling, my experienced beauty, call me over to join your nap this afternoon, and if you’re willing, do me this huge favor: Don’t let some other client lock the door, resist the urge to try and cruise the streets, but stay at home and get yourself prepared. . . . ”
These videos were filmed during a private partial performance of Michael Linton’s “Carmina Catulli” with baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and pianist Jason Paul Peterson. They will perform “Carmina Catulli” in its entirety at Carnegie Hall March 3, 2014. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, please visit CarnegieHall.org. General Admission tickets are $35. Seniors and Students have discounted tickets for $5.
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