Christina of Sweden: The Girl King
The modern era did not invent gender bending! When she was born in 1626, Queen Christina was mistaken for a boy, and that was just the beginning of her unconventional life. She dressed in male clothing, swore like a sailor, and loved both men and women.
She also adored music, and we’ll bring you her favorites pieces by Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, and Rossi interspersed with anecdotes from court accounts, diaries, and Christina’s own letters narrated by special guest, author Sara Paretsky.
Fri. March 3, 8 pm Ruggles Hall,
Sat. Mar. 4, 8 pm, Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall
Sun. March 5, 3 pm Logan Center