Eljah McCormack to Present ‘Victorious Secret’

By Francisco Salazar

Salon Sanctuary Concerts is set to present “Victorious Secret” on June 20, 2023.

The concert will feature male soprano Elijah McCormack and lutist and baroque guitarist Christopher Morrongiello in a program of music by Caccini, Campion, Dowland, Ferrabosco, Foscarini, Guedron, Handel, Strozzi, Vallet, and others.

In a statement, Salon Sanctuary said, “Before the bars of gender binaries caged the operatic imagination, a golden age of fluidity guided the vocal soundscape. Virility declared itself with the castrato’s clarion high notes, while femininity spoke in earthy tessiture that plunged to shimmering depths. Texts of the period revel in ambiguity, unfurling genderless narratives of anonymous lovers and unnamed beloveds. Stories of active pursuit and passive reverie remain alike at loose ends, with neat resolutions many movements away.”

The concert will be held at Pangea on 178 2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets.