"exceptional...potent and streamlined...a fantastic contemporary exploration and reflection on love" - Limelight MAGAZINE
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.
An Australian Contemporary Opera Co. (ACOCo) and Monk Parrots USA Co-Production
EVERYDAY ARIAS FILM FESTIVAL LONDON 2022
TOKYO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Free live performance / screening - Fed Square ForecourT - MELBOURNE 2021
Australian Premiere - Yarra Valley Opera Festival - online 2020
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"
Four 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
Belinda Prakhoff (recording)
With actors (USA)
March 2021 free performance at Fed Square was supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government