Ensemble Molière’s 2018 performance of Rameau’s Pygmalion.
The story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses; the setting, 21st-century Paris
Monteverdi’s Orfeo, from the 2018 festival, combines a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses with 1960’s Brighton.
Our theme for 2019 will explore the fascinating processes of change and transformation that can take place on many levels. This might include musical forms, structures and melodies, but we would also encourage performers to look at the rich array of ideas and themes within Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This immortal, first- century epic poem on the history of the world in 250 mythological stories, was vastly influential across a number of art forms from literature to painting, and early opera to modern film. It provides an almost endless source of inspiration for placing music in a dynamic context. It also opens up many possibilities for collaborating with other art forms and increasing diversity of appeal.
Please note that we are only interested in programmes that work closely with our annual theme and combine good scholarship
with imaginative, fresh and engaging approaches.
Enquiries about performing can be sent at any time of year, but please note we are likely to be fully programmed by each January.
Initial enquiries should be sent to: