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The Song Company | MainStage: Circle of Virtue
A dramatic presentation of the earliest surviving music drama by 12th-century Abbess, visionary, and natural philosopher, Hildegard of Bingen.
One of the earliest-named composers in Western musical history and outspoken in her dealings with princes and popes in mediaeval Europe, Abbess Hildegard of Bingen created the earliest-known opera or music drama, Ordo Virtutum, for the female inmates of her Abbey at Rupertsberg. The Song Company presents a semi-staged performance – directed by Leonie Cambage – of Hildegard’s story of the internal struggle of a Soul battling for her mental well-being with seventeen Virtues on one side and the Devil on the other...
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About the Artists:
"Reborn Song Company sparkles... one could have listened to it 40 more times." (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Song Company belongs to a land whose first peoples have always used songlines and vocal music to pass knowledge and culture from one generation to another. As Australia's leading professional vocal ensemble, The Song Company is unique in its stylistic diversity with repertoire spanning the 9th century to today, and is led by international composer and conductor Antony Pitts. With an annual national touring season, The Song Company is at the forefront of both early music performance and contemporary vocal music through an extensive commissioning program and cross-artform collaborations with artists of the highest calibre from around the world.
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