Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem. A world-premiere celebration of love, sex and music.
Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Date: 5 - 6 February 2020
Ticket: $30 - $37
Buy / Ticket: https://bit.ly/2M3rweZ
A living legend, Rorem is considered in classical music circles internationally as one of the twentieth century's greatest composers. Time Magazine labelled him "the world's best composer of art songs", and his music has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy. In addition to his music, his work as a diarist also gained him great notoriety. Rorem's frank and unashamed descriptions of his life as a gay man (at time when such issues were considered extraordinarily taboo) were considered scandalous throughout Europe and the US. Through his charming, naive and at times exhibitionist honesty, he became as The New Yorker described in 2003 "a pioneer for modern gay culture".
The show is written, produced and performed by the critically lauded, versatile Australian mezzo-soprano and actor Belinda Hanne Reid, (Boy From Oz, Brigadoon). She is joined on piano by award winning, internationally-acclaimed pianist Coady Green, currently on the performance staff of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.
Presented over two nights only in the unique intimacy of fortyfivedownstairs (5-6 Feb 2020), this world-premiere performance, and debut collaboration between Reid and Green, is definitely one to book early for, as tickets are sure to sell out.
Opening night: Wednesday 5 February
Duration: 60 minutes