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Carmen Consoli in concert: Eco di Sirene @ Studio Theatre



Carmen Consoli in concert: Eco di Sirene @ Studio Theatre

She was the first Italian woman to ever tread the stage of the Olympic Stadium in Rome. She has been the only Italian to take part in the celebrations in Ethiopia commemorating the death of Bob Marley. She has performed as headliner in Central Park and scored 3 sold out shows in New York.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Itay and the Italian Cultural Institute, Carmen Consoli brings for the first time to Washington DC Eco di Sirene, a show which successfully toured in Italy earlier this year.

The artistic set up of this concert is simply powerful: just three musicians on stage – a violist, a cello player and Carmen with her acoustic guitar. Three women who are a symbol of love for life, strength, female sensibility, tempting beauty and fascination. 

Carmen’s music is as charming and seductive as the singing of mermaids; her lyrics are sharp as the sound of an alarm breaking the silence.


Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20005


Please Note



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Once the event is full we will not accept wait list requests. A limited number of “last call" registrations will be available on Eventbrite between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the day of the event.




Preview ( via YouTube ) 



Carmen Consoli 

carmen consoliCarmen Consoli started playing the electric guitar at the age of nine, and by 14 she had formed her own group, Moon Dog's Party, a cover band that played songs by Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin, all of which emphasized and highlighted Consoli's strong and particular voice. Francesco Virlinzi, owner and producer of Cyclope Studios, saw the young singer performing and was immediately struck by her talent, and encouraged her to develop her own material. In 1994, Consoli came to Virlinzi with songs in tow for her debut album, Due Parole, which was released in 1996. Its first single, Amore di Plastica, co-written by compatriot Mario Venuti, placed eighth at that year's Sanremo festival, but it was her next release, Confusa e Felice (1997), that secured her place as one of Italy's most talented upcoming artists.

Italy’s leading female singer-songwriter, Consoli has been gradually building a following in the United States, with appearances at showcase venues like Joe’s Pub in Manhattan and rock festivals like South by Southwest. 

Consoli is a gifted lyricist with a woman-centric viewpoint and a musician equally adept at tender, introspective ballads and fierce, roiling rockers. With her powerful voice that can go from a breathy purr to a Joplin-esque wail, and her strong stage presence, Consoli cuts a compelling figure on recordings and in concert. She also can be alluringly subtle, exuding a slow-burn sensuality.

She has released 11 studio albums, one greatest hits, one soundtrack album, two live albums, four video album and 33 singles, selling over 2 million copies in Italy, certified by M&D and FIMI with a multiplatinum disc, 11 platinum and two gold certifications.

She earned three nominations at the Sanremo Music Festival, one Targa Tenco, one Lunezia Award, seven Wind & Music Awards, one Telegatto, one David di Donatello, two Nastri d'argento, and several other awards. In 2012, Consoli has been appointed as a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.




Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: At 7:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Washington

Entrance : Free


Studio Theatre