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turn(re)turn: Monteverdi 450
May 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Torna, torna, deh, torna…”
Countertenor Michael Taylor offers a personal homage to ‘the Divine’ Claudio Monteverdi in celebration of the composer’s 450th birthday. An exploration of loss and return through the lens of two masterpieces, “L’Orfeo” and “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria”, turn(re)turn fuses opera and dance in the extraordinary venue of Berlin’s “Kleiner Wasserspeicher”, a decommissioned water reservoir under a hillside in Prenzlauer Berg. Together with the sublime choreography of Andrea Danae Kingston and accompanied on baroque instruments by The Dansant Ensemble, turn(re)turn presents the stunning vocal music of Monteverdi in an arcane space of shadows and echoes.
Suggested donation at the door; family-friendly event.
Beggar’s Opera Berlin
Michael Taylor – countertenor / conception
Vanessa Chartrand-Rodrigue – viola da gamba / direction
Andrea Danae Kingston – dance / choreography
Photo © Rosa Merk