SALON: Part I of Handel’s perennial favourite sung in intimate surroundings by The Song Company soloists with players from Bach Akademie Australia – now available on-demand for Silver and Gold Members! Now available on-demand for Silver and Gold Members:

MESSIAH, Part I

CLOSE-UP: Two wonderful song cycles from both ends of art-song history sung by Ethan Taylor & Hayden Barrington VIEW LOCATIONS & TICKETS

BOOK OF TRAVELERS

IN CAMERA: A signature song from each of our Principal and Ensemble Artists, recorded during a time of plague and pestilence. LISTEN ONLINE (BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD MEMBERS)

ARTIST SONGBOOK

MAINSTAGE IN CAMERA: Transience and homelessness in the world première of a new 32-part setting of Gavin Bryars' classic Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet and a remake of a legendary canon from the Eton Choirbook. LISTEN ONLINE (BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD MEMBERS)

BURDEN OF TRUTH

MAINSTAGE: A dramatic presentation of the earliest surviving music drama by 12th-century Abbess, visionary, and natural philosopher, Hildegard of Bingen. VIEW LOCATIONS & TICKETS

CIRCLE OF VIRTUE

CLOSE-UP: Roberta Diamond & Hannah Lane in voyages in music from the Iberian Peninsula WATCH DIGITAL CONCERT (ON-DEMAND FOR SILVER & GOLD MEMBERS)

ESPERAR, SENTIR, MORIR

MAINSTAGE: Buxtehude’s monumental meditation on suffering and the human body set with contemporary Indigenous dance, and a major new Australian work from Chris Williams. POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO COVID

ARMS OF LOVE

Close-Up: Max Riebl with Francis Greep With a voice that’s described as “exquisite” (Limelight Magazine) and “luminous” (The Australian), Melbourne-based countertenor Max Riebl joins Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep to reinvent the recital experience. This intimate program includes a new work by Australian composer, Sarah Elise Thompson.

HANDEL WITH CARE

CLOSE-UP: Koen van Stade – Dichterliebe as Schumann might have imagined it How can we develop the sense of good taste that was expected of artists in the 19th century? Combined research into historical recordings and written sources add up to a brand-new presentation and complete performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe in this lecture-recital by Principal Artist, tenor Koen van Stade and Guest Artist, pianist Neal Peres Da Costa. Hear surprising performance practices of portamento, vibrato, rhythm, tempo, legato, and diction in the styles to which Schumann himself was accustomed – bringing the song cycle to life as it might have sounded in the decades immediately following its conception.

DICHTERLIEBE REIMAGINED