* Sold out: 26 March
* Book now – tickets still available: Sunday 27 March
Virtually all the music for Monteverdi’s 1608 opera L’Arianna, one of the most influential and famous examples of early Baroque opera, has been lost. Minotaur sees Melbourne-based Chamber Made Opera reconstruct a contemporary chamber version in three parts, the first of which, The Island, will receive its world premiere at Dennes Point on Bruny Island. Exploring the mythological and visual symbolism of the Minotaur, Ariadne and the labyrinthine structure of the maze, Minotaur echoes the story of Ariadne, Mistress of the Labyrinth, abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus. Chamber Made Opera will be working on Bruny Island as artists-in-residence, engaging with the Bruny community to create and present the first part of this project.
Snap up a ticket quickly. There are only two performances of this intimate piece, both followed by a spread of sumptuous gourmet Bruny Island fare for lunch.
Background reading on Monteverdi's Ariadne
Composer: David Young
Writer/Director: Margaret Cameron
Performers: Deborah Kayser, Caroline Lee & Hellen Sky
Double Bass: Mark Cauvin
Percussion: Matthias Schack-Arnott
Harpsichord: Anastasia Russell-Head