Cancelled: Close-Up - Chant d'amour et de mort

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Close-Up – Chant d’amour et de mort on Tuesday 13 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Close-Up: Amy Moore – Messiaen’s grandest song cycle of love and death

Radical 20th-century French composer Olivier Messiaen’s obsession with the transformative qualities of music and its power to connect the human soul with distant mysteries of the universe is channeled into his epic song cycle, Harawi.

Featuring Principal Artist, soprano Amy Moore, accompanied by Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, the music and the love poetry were written while Messiaen’s wife Claire Delbos was suffering from serious mental illness. Harawi is infused with an fantastical mix of Peruvian ritual, the grandest and catchiest of post-Wagnerian melodies, and a calm, deep faith in the Eternal.

Australia’s finest vocalists, the most experienced consort singers, and the next generation of emerging talent make up The Song Company’s Principal, Associate and Ensemble Artists. Join them for an incredible array of styles and repertoire in 2020 that promise to uplift and leave you catching your breath.

Presented by The Song Company


Oliver Messiaen


Amy Moore Soprano
Antony Pitts Piano


This production is part of the following series: