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We are sorry to announce that this performance will no longer take place as a live event on 12 February. This performance will instead be broadcast online at a future date, and more information will be made available as soon as possible.

If you are able to consider donating your ticket refund to Dunedin Consort, this will help support their musicians during this period of closure. If you have booked for future Dunedin Consort performances, including the Matthew Passion in March and Passio in April, we will be in touch with more information on these events as soon as possible.

In love, as in music, we find ourselves in a multitude of hazy, transcendental states, neither here nor there.

"We are enchanted, bewitched: we are in the realm of sleep, without sleeping; we are within the voluptuous infantilism of sleepiness: this is the moment for telling stories." So says Roland Barthes in his sweeping and ecstatic examination of human love, 'A Lover’s Discourse'.

Join us for a unique and transformative experience, as we pair Barthes’ vivid recitations with madrigals by Monteverdi, Rore and Gesualdo, in a compelling multimedia performance bound together by Pippa Murphy’s evocative new score. 

Roland Barthes - Excerpts from 'A Lover’s Discourse'

Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, Cipriano de Rore and Gesualdo

Nicholas Mulroy: Director and Tenor
Pippa Murphy: Composer and Sound Designer

Presented by Dunedin Consort

"I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only once…" 

(Roland Barthes)

A Lover's Discourse (cancelled)