La Pellegrina: A Medici Extravaganza
Jacqueline Porter, Robert Macfarlane, Gombert & Arcadia at St Ambrose Hall
Saturday 9th June, 3:30 pm to 4:50 pm
Supported by Cranbourne Foundation, Henkell Brothers
Jacqueline Porter, soprano
Robert Macfarlane, tenor
Delia Silvan, choreography
Staged by acclaimed writer and producer Rodney Hall, and under the musical direction of John O’Donnell, this Renaissance pageant, never professionally performed in Australia, offers audiences a unique experience, featuring period instruments, masked singers and brightly-coloured sculptural costumes, while above them on triple screens a shadow play, created by two dancers, develops images from the libretto.
This is a must for all who loved L’Euridice in 2014.