Ars Minerva

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Ars Minerva is a San Francisco-based, 501(c)3 performing arts organization created in 2013 by Céline Ricci. Its mission is to engage new audiences for classical music through innovative productions of Baroque operas.

Ars Minerva is proud to bring forgotten music back to life, in collaboration with artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Reviving Baroque operas is a rare and captivating experience, which we are happy to share with the diverse local community. Since its inception, Ars Minerva has presented the modern world premieres of six long-forgotten Venetian operas in San Francisco.​

In 2020 Ars Minerva has started a collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus: Juditha – The Journey of a Warrior Woman, based on Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans. The full staged production will be presented in 2023.  In addition, Ars Minerva has collaborated with other Bay Area organizations such as Humanities West, The Museum of Performance + Design, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, and The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.

Ars Minerva also created Baroque for Kids, an outreach program for high school students, with the Italian class of the Ruth Asawa School for the Arts.

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