Update from Erin

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Both the Orchestra of the Antipodes and myself have been participating in the Monteverdi celebrations with various events in Melbourne and Sydney that have been great successes.  A student production of Monteverdi’s L’orfeo that I conducted at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music received a five-star review in Limelight praising David Greco (singing the title role) in particular:

“[h]is voice and stage presence captivate; his performance is masterful, poised and exemplary.”

The Orchestra of the Antipodes participated in a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers in Sydney recently with the Song Company and the Choir of St Mary’s in what was described in Australian Stage Online as

“a truly wonderful performance […] the choruses shone like living pillars striding through the nave of this majestic building.”

But the highlight of the this year’s Monteverdi performances will undoubtedly be Pinchgut’s production of Monteverdi’s great masterpiece, Coronation of Poppea. Featuring the talents of Australia’s finest specialists of seventeenth-century performance in both the orchestra and on the stage, this will be an operatic event not to be missed. I look forward to seeing you there!”