FREE - LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH VIDEO ON BIG SCREEN

 

FRIDAY MARCH 12 AT 8PM

DAVID LANG

love fail

"exceptional...potent and streamlined...a fantastic contemporary exploration and reflection on love"​

- Limelight

 

"With its mix of simplicity and complexity, love fail is both haunting and thought-provoking."

- Grammophone

Australian Contemporary Opera Co. (ACOCo) and Monk Parrots USA

Present

A FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE/VIDEO SCREENING

FED SQUARE FORECOURT

 

love fail

by David Lang

 

Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Oscar nominee DAVID LANG was inspired by one of the greatest love stories ever told.

 

“I thought I might learn something about love if I could explore this in a piece, putting details abstracted from many different retellings of Tristan and Isolde next to texts that are more modern, more recognisable to us, more real"

 

4 beautiful live voices with simple, haunting percussion, combined with the screening of video footage captured in upstate New York - FED SQUARE becomes a contemporary music-film-opera oasis for everyone on a Melbourne summer night.

 

Artistic Director Linda Thompson

Video Director Luke Leonard

Music Director Patrick Burns

 

Featuring

(performing live)

Amelia Jones

Heather Fletcher

Linda Barcan

Alexandra Amerides

 

With actors (USA)

Josh Landis

Charlotte Simcock

Gates Leonard

music by David Lang
stories by Lydia Davis, and words by David Lang after Gottfried von Strassburg, Beroul, Sir Thomas Malory, Marie de France,
Beatriz Contessa de Dia, Thomas of Britain, the yom kippur liturgy and Richard Wagner

 

Presented by ACOCo and Monk Parrots

 

This free performance is supported by

the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government

Modern Opera and reworking Bach and BeethovenDavid Lang on The Music Show - ABC RN
00:00 / 01:04

artists

ACOCo acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the unceded lands where we live, learn and work.

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Registered Charity (DGR, TCC)
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