Pinchgut Opera makes its much-anticipated return to the stage at City Recital Hall this December.
One of Charpentier’s most joyous works, the Messe de Minuit was written in 1694 for midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Based on eleven traditional French carols, the music dances with pure delight.
In a first for Australian audiences, these performances will feature the beautiful sound of the baroque musette, the small bagpipes traditionally heard at Christmas time in France, played by virtuoso Simon Rickard.
We invite you to celebrate the season with us and with the enchanting music of the French baroque.
A DELICATE FIRE
29 October 2020
A Delicate Fireis a sumptuous musical experience that celebrates the joys, vicissitudes, and triumphs of love and pays homage to one of the greatest composers of the seventeenth century. An Australian triumph forged in a time of great adversity, this film features the vocal talents of great artists set against the glitteringchiaroscuroof members of the Orchestra of the Antipodes.
25 June 2020
SHORT FILM SERIES
Seconda Prattica: the birth of opera, showcases a selection of musical pieces from the first half of the 17th century. The term 'seconda prattica' was used in Italy at the time to distinguish the renaissance polyphonic style (prima prattica) from the baroque style which followed. Seconda prattica was considered to be a new way of writing vocal music and was the language of opera, then in its infancy.