“A pillar of Baroque sacred repertoire" – Gramophone UK
PURCELL AND CHARPENTIER
CITY RECITAL HALL SAT 11 SEPT 2pm | SUN 12 SEPT 5pm
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE TUES 14 SEP 7pm
“Arise, my muse, and to thy tuneful lyre Compose a mighty ode Whose charming nature may inspire The bosom of some listening God."
THE LOVES OF APOLLO & DAFNE
THU 20 MAY 7pm | SAT 22 MAY 2pm | SUN 23 MAY 5pm | TUE 25 MAY 7pm | WED 26 MAY 7pm
“In its flowing eloquence and laments of exquisite beauty, this is a masterwork of the Italian baroque.” Mitchell Butel
WED 1 DEC 7pm | THU 2 DEC 7pm | SAT 4 DEC 2pm | SUN 5 DEC 5pm | TUE 7 DEC 7pm | WED 8 DEC 7pm
A jewel of French baroque opera, Rameau’s comic masterpiece is brought to the Australian stage for the first time, directed by Neil Armfield
25 June 2020
SHORT FILM SERIES
Seconda Prattica: the birth of opera, showcases a selection of musical pieces from the first half of the 17th century. The term 'seconda prattica' was used in Italy at the time to distinguish the renaissance polyphonic style (prima prattica) from the baroque style which followed. Seconda prattica was considered to be a new way of writing vocal music and was the language of opera, then in its infancy.