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L'Arianna abbandonata e gloriosa: Presenting Historically Informed Italian Baroque Performance in a Contemplation on Grief and its Transformational Properties


Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014    
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia
Register for this event with the State Library of South Australia here.

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Featuring Italian keyboard music, two contrasting performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, lavish period costumes and modern sound design. Situated historically by a discourse titled ‘Grief in Greek Myth: Revisiting the Ariadne Story’ which will be presented by Prof. Han Baltussen (The University of Adelaide).

The performance is part of research project titled ‘A Comparative Audience Reception Study of Historically Re-created Opera with Reference to Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna', by Associate Investigator Dr Daniela Kaleva (University of South Australia) and is produced by Dr Daniela Kaleva under the auspices of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Europe (1110-1800), Hawke Research Institute and the University of South Australia, and in partnership with the State Library of South Australia.

Prof. Han Baltussen (speaker)
Donald Nicholson (harpsichord)
Dr Daniela Kaleva (Arianna)
Corinna Di Niro (Dorilla)
Philip Rene van Hout (sound design)
Shane Dunn (costume, hair and makeup)
Andrei Gostin (lighting)

The prices of the tickets are $35 adult, $70 for two, and $18 concession. This includes a post-performance reception (drinks and nibbles), while the first 50 bookings get a DVD of ‘Lamento d’Arianna’ with Historically Informed Rhetorical Gesture featuring soprano Tessa Miller, harpsichordist Glenys March and viola da gamba player Catherine Finnis. (If some of you have booked previously, the difference in price amount will be returned to you by the Library.)

Image: Arianna e Bacco nell'isola di Nasso by Domenico Fetti.1611. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.