La Compañia – The Voice of the Renaissance

La Compañia

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & La Compañia


A musical gateway to the passionate and imaginative era of Italian Renaissance.

La Compañia unfailingly embodies repertoire with a unique blend of precision, flexibility and joyful musicality. The celebrated Renaissance band unearths some of the most beautiful and fascinating music of the 16th and early 17th centuries with virtuosity and flair.

Their performance at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall opens a musical gateway to the passionate and imaginative era of Italian Renaissance – vibrant piazzas, lavish aristocratic courts and the grandeur of the finest cathedrals.

A dynamic meeting of stunning soprano and cornetto, an instrument highly prized for its expressive vocal quality, this transformative repertoire’s rich variety will take you from florid songs and stylish sinfonias to spirited dances and dramatic opera. A performance set to heighten expectations, crafting sonic fantasies that transports the listener to a different time and place.

Praise for La Compañia

‘Unfailingly enjoyable …La Compañia presents concerts that heighten expectations …this early-music collective has dust-scattering bounce and clarity’ The Age

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Danny Lucin cornetto, mute cornetto, director
Jacqueline Porter soprano
Mitchell Cross shawm, tenor dulcian
Brock Imison alto & bass dulcian
Julian Bain sackbut
Glenn Bardwell sackbut
Victoria Watts viola da gamba
Rosemary Hodgson vihuela, guitar, lute, theorbo
Denis Close cavaquinho, percussion
Christine Baker percussion


The Voice of the Renaissance


This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.