Perth International Arts Festival – Two Performances of Interest

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610

Exceptional Baroque ensemble performs Monteverdi’s masterpiece.

The musicians and choir of Concerto Italiano are one of the world’s most celebrated early music ensembles. Performing on 17th-century instruments, they vividly recreate the brilliant colours of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin), a masterpiece of voices and instruments.

Sung in Latin

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The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet

An anarchic take on Shakespeare’s classic.

Shakespeare’s most revered tragedy is plunged into a world of Weimar cabaret as celebrated cult band The Tiger Lillies present their ‘opera grotesque’ version of Hamlet.

A suite of new songs and a cast of actors, circus acts and giant puppets transform this iconic tragedy into a display of musical and visual fireworks.