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.

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

COVID Safety

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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


Giorgio Mainerio
Tedescha e saltarello

Giacomo Fogliano
L’amor donna ch’io te porto

Anonymous 16thC
Pavanne & Gaillarde Passamezzo d’Italye

Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Ben mi credea

Anonymous 16thC
Saltarello La Traditora, La Comarina, El Mazolo

Stefano Landi
Amarilli deh vieni

Claudio Monteverdi
Sinfonia, Con che soavita

Maurizio Cazzati
Gagliarda detta la Magnani

Francesco Cavalli
Delizie, contenti

Andrea Falconieri
El Melo, La Mota, La Cuella, La Spiritillo
O bellissimi Capelli

Sigismondo d’India
Alla Guerra d’amore


This production is part of the following series: