The Consort of Melbourne – I Heart Artemis

The Consort of Melbourne

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Consort of Melbourne


A story about mythological love and crisis.

About the artists

The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary repertoire. They bring 1000 years of vocal harmony to life with an intimacy and verve that leaves audiences spellbound.

About the concert

Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall presents the Australian premiere of a ground-breaking new piece by award-winning composer Wally Gunn and librettist Maria Zajkowski.

I heart Artemis is a concert-length reimagining of Greek mythology told through a series of scenes and tableaus rendered in glorious six-part vocal harmony. Athena and Artemis meet, fall in love, and live a brief eternity of passion; but their paradise can’t last. On earth, men wage war, indulge their lusts, and exploit the land. Athena and Artemis watch in horror as the world falls apart and must unite to defend what cannot defend itself.

I heart Artemis is a story about a mythological love and a very real crisis, which asks the most pressing questions about humanity’s future.

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Katherine Norman soprano
Kristy Biber soprano
Amelia Jones mezzo-soprano
Robin Parkin tenor
Alex Gorbatov tenor
Steven Hodgson bass, artistic director


Maria Zajkowski
I heart Artemis


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

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