Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & La Compañia
A musical gateway to the passionate and imaginative era of Italian Renaissance.
About the artists
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.
About the concert
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 director
Jacqueline Porter soprano
Stephanie Eldridge baroque violin
Glenn Bardwell sackbut
Bob Collins sackbut
Victoria Watts viola da gamba
Reidun Turner viola da gamba
Rosemary Hodgson theorbo, lute, guitarino
Casey Fitzpatrick renaissance, baroque guitar
Christine Baker percussion, chamber organ
Tedescha e saltarello
L’amor donna ch’io te porto
Pavanne & Gaillarde Passamezzo d’Italye
Ben mi credea
Saltarello La Traditora, La Comarina, El Mazolo
Amarilli deh vieni
Sinfonia, Con che soavita
Gagliarda detta la Magnani
El Melo, La Mota, La Cuella, La Spiritillo
O bellissimi Capelli
Alla Guerra d’amore
This production is part of the following series:
Saturday 12 February 2022 6.30pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $55 ($45 Concession)
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