Welcome to the Dangers of Beauty...
Bella Donna Historical Performers is a performance troupe providing songs, instrumental music, and wit at Renaissance and Italian-themed entertainments.
We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area (Northern California).
We aim to educate about the fascinating world of the renowned Venetian courtesans – educated, talented and alluring women -- through our music, dance, and improvisation. We are available for staged or informal singing, dancing, background music, and meet and greet; more formal events may wish to feature our original 30-minute show, "Aspects of Love," which combines elements of the commedia dell’arte tradition with Elizabethan-style language, featuring period songs (mostly in Italian), poetry, dance, and instrumental music. We are also available to perform as costumed characters from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries (Baroque, Rococo, and Victorian eras).
Let Bella Donna bring the Renaissance to life by including us at your event!
For current and past performances, see our Schedule.
For photographs and video, see our Gallery.
To learn more about our offerings, see our Repertoire.
To meet our performers, see our Cast.
To learn more about the history of our group and the Venetian courtesans, see our Background.
If you have an event or occasion at which you would like us to perform, Contact Us.
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Last updated 25 March 2013