It will break your heart.
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (The combat of Tancredi and Clorinda), by Monteverdi.
Two armoured knights meet. One named Tancredi. The other, a mystery. Tancredi engages in a battle with the stranger. They dance, they strike, they advance, they retreat.
Who is Tancredi’s adversary? He wants to know, but the stranger won’t reveal their identity. The battle continues. More bloody, more intense, more savage than before. Until a fatal blow ends it all. Tancredi, weary and wounded, walks over and lifts the helmet of his dying opponent. In a heartbreaking revelation, he realises he’s killed the woman he loves – Clorinda.
Coffee Cantata, by Bach
Spirited Liesgen loves coffee. Loves loves loves. She must have it, drink it, be gifted it. To her, coffee is more delicious than a thousand kisses. More pleasing than wine. But her father tut-tuts her obsession and tries to ban it. Liesgen is beside herself. She absolutely must have her fix. Three cups a day to be exact. Or else she’ll turn into a “shrivelled-up roast goat”. True story.
Join Bach – who rumour has it shared an equal obsession for the magical beans – in this rollicking satire about the coffee-drinking antics of this lusciously-jolly, caffeine-crazed woman.
Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (The combat of Tancredi and Clorinda)
Coffee Cantata BWV 211
Additional works by: Merula, Uccellini and Falconieri
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
This production is part of the following series:
Celebrate the music of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with excellence, flair and joy.
Saturday 4 November 7pm & Sunday 5 November 2017 5pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
A reserve $140
B reserve $110 ($73 concession/student)
C reserve $80 ($53 concession/student)
D reserve $55
E reserve $30
A reserve $64
B reserve $51
C reserve $37
A reserve $126.00*
B reserve $99.00*
*Sunday 5pm concerts only
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