Pinchgut Opera – Women of the Pietà

Women of the Pieta

Presented by Pinchgut Opera


Be transported to Vivaldi’s Venice by the stunning sounds of the world’s best Baroque specialists, led by Erin Helyard. Don’t miss this extraordinary and unique concert event that celebrates Vivaldi’s timeless beauty.

About the concert

An unmissable concert experience featuring a crack ensemble of singers and players to re-create the splendour and sound of the music performed by the women and girls at Vivaldi’s Ospedale della Pietà, the renowned home for orphaned girls in Venice where Vivaldi was master of the violin. This sublime program, showcasing music by Vivaldi and others, features soprano Miriam Allan, who most recently drew international acclaim after her stellar performance at Prince Phillip’s funeral in London in 2021.

Miriam will be joined by a glorious chorus of twelve women and an ensemble of expert orchestral players featuring the female talent of the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

COVID Safety

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Erin Helyard conductor
Miriam Allan soprano
Cantillation chorus
The Orchestra of the Antipodes



This production is part of the following series:

Pinchgut Opera 2022

Pinchgut Opera returns to Melbourne Recital Centre in 2022 with two stunning concerts.