“Lagrime di San Pietro” Receives Rave Reviews Down Under

Performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Jenny Wong have received rapturous reviews from Australian critics. The touring company of 21 singers performed two concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival on October 5 & 6.


Soprano Andrea Zomorodian

 

“… the choreography never overwhelms or distracts from the music. It feels organic, subtle and heartfelt and somehow makes the experience feel emotionally complete. Sublime."

LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

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“Sellars has found an ingenious physical form for this music, but it takes a special group of singers to truly embody the heightened extremes of emotion contained within Lasso’s score. The singers seem always crystal clear on the motivations and ideas behind each of Sellars’ tableaus, and by the end they seem to have almost reached the divine.”

TIME OUT MELBOURNE

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“Beautiful, mysterious, and transcendent, this was art to focus the mind on the transient nature of life and the power of the choices we make.”

THE AUSTRALIAN (SUBSCRIBER ONLY)

 

“The Los Angeles Master Chorale surely assuaged any doubts about the value of an arts festival with its stunning performance of the spiritual madrigal Lagrime di San Pietro.”

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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Tenor Matt Lichtenauer and soprano Anna Schubert

The Company and Wong depart for Mexico on Wednesday for a performance on Thursday, October 11 in Guanajuato as part of the Festival Internacional Cervantino. They then travel to Mexico City for a performance on Saturday night at the historic and prestigious Palacio de Bellas Artes. They the return home to Los Angeles for two performances at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on October 20 & 21.


Conductor Jenny Wong in Melbourne
 
 
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The touring production of Lagrime di San Pietro is supported by lead sponsors Kiki and David Gindler; patron sponsors Philip A. Swan, and Laney and Tom Techentin; and contributing sponsors Jerrie and Abbott Brown, Cindy and Gary Frischling, Marian H. and John Niles, Frederick J. Ruopp, and Eva and Marc Stern.
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