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A fun and sordid musical romp through Baroque Europe!

Directed by Richard Tognetti in an exciting collaboration with Belvoir, Baroque Revelry will transport you back in time to an 18th-century concert hall. From the sublime through to the sordid and grotesque, this theatrical musical romp will be like nothing you’ve experienced before.  

This is not ‘shut up and listen’ music, but rather ‘have a damned fine time and enjoy’ music.

 Richard Tognetti

‘Baroque’ means oddly shaped or imperfect pearl. This wasn’t a neat and pretty world; it was ultra-vibrant. A period of strong emotions, smells and physical sensations. Europe was tightly packed and alive with energy, its paintings and plays ribald and florid, its societies galvanised by intellectual and religious revolutions. Its music was pulsing with lives that could be sordid as much as sacred.

With stage direction by Belvoir’s Carissa Licciardello, Richard and the Orchestra along with soprano Chloe Lankshear and a troupe of actors, will define this era through the music of Tartini, Boccherini, Biber, Handel, CPE Bach and some incredible trailblazing women - Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonardi and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre.

But be careful, the vividness of Baroque life may come as a shock, and even offend, our delicate 21st century sensibilities!

 


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Visitor Safety Information

City Recital Hall can now operate at 100% capacity.

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Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:

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Details correct at the time of publication.

  • Caccini
    Ciaccona
    Strozzi
    Arie, Op.8, No.6 “Che si può fare”
    CPE Bach
    Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq.172
    Tartini
    Violin Sonata in G minor “The Devil's Trill” (arr. Kreisler) 
    Geminiani
    Concerto Grosso in D minor, H.143 “La folia"
    Biber
    Sonata Representativa
  • Richard Tognetti
    Director
    Helena Rathbone
    Violin
    Satu Vänskä
    Violin
    Stefanie Farrands
    Viola
    Timo-Veikko Valve
    Cello
    Erin Helyard
    Harpsichord

    Australian Chamber Orchestra