By Chamber Made Opera & rawcus
06 June 2012 – 10 June 2012 Beckett Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, Chamber Made Opera, Rawcus,
Theatre Opera Co-Production Special Event
Purcell, the 17th century English composer, died at the tender age of 35 (or 36 depending on who you ask). Mystery surrounds his death: some believe he died of exposure after returning from the theatre one night only to find that he’d been locked out by his wife. Others think is was tuberculosis, or something more sinister.
Another Lament investigates the tragedy of Purcell’s music and his untimely demise. Performers from Rawcus are joined by a solo instrument: Danish bass player and chanteuse Ida Duelund Hansen.
“ANOTHER LAMENT IS BEAUTIFUL AND BEGUILING THEATRE, BUOYED BY THE RIGOROUS CONCEPTION AND CONCENTRATED PRESENCE THAT DISTINGUISHES RAWCUS’ WORK.”
— The Age
“THERE’S A BRILLIANTLY IMPISH WIT BUBBLING UNDER THE SURFACE OF THIS REMARKABLE LITTLE OPUS THAT IS NEITHER OSTENTATIOUS NOR SELF-CONSCIOUS.”
— The Australian
“HANSEN ACCOMPANIES HERSELF SKILFULLY AND INVENTIVELY ON DOUBLE BASS, MAKING THE INSTRUMENT A MAJOR PART OF HER SLOW-BURNING, SOMETIMES TORTURED MEDITATION ON LOVE…A REMARKABLE SHOW…”
— Herald Sun
“…IMMACULATELY CHOREOGRAPHED TABLEAUX VIVANTS…'”
A Malthouse Theatre presentation of a Chamber Made Opera and rawcus production.