Australian Brandenburg Orchestra » Series 3 French Baroque

Series 3 
French Baroque

With Circa

Tickets are available via the City Recital Hall Angel Place box office, call 8256 2222 or visit the website.

In a hushed auditorium, a spotlight falls on a solitary, anonymous figure. The music begins. Gracefully, every movement a study in melancholic beauty, slowly the figure begins to cross…

So begins our exciting collaboration with Australian circus troupe, Circa – an immersive, operatic scale performance exploring the eternal tensions between heaven and earth, the sacred and profane, night and day.

While the orchestra performing a glorious, all French program, Circa artists inhabit the physical space around the audience and musicians, while clever lighting effects continually transform the auditorium.

Bringing together both heaven and earth is French soprano Claire Lefilliâtre, whose divine voice, virtuosity and daring might be considered an electrifying circus act of its own. Featuring the more intimate works by Rameau and Lully, Lefilliâtre’s gifts are perfectly suited to the elegance and sophistication inherent in these French Baroque masterpieces. This exquisite music is hugely popular in Europe but seldom performed in Australia.

Circa travel the world, performing their uniquely Australian brand of circus. In their own words, “we create circus that moves the heart, mind and soul” – a manifesto that could easily be applied to the music made by the Brandenburg.


Rameau Ouverture to Naïs
Le Camus Laissez durer la nuit
Rameau Suite from Les Indes Galantes
A pasticcio created by Paul Dyer
featuring Marais, Lully, Tessier, Boesset and more

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Series Partner


Claire Lefilliâtre (France) soprano

Dates & Tickets



Melbourne Recital Centre
Sat 25 Jul 7pm 
Sun 26 Jul 5pm

City Recital Hall Angel Place
Wed 22 Jul 7pm 
Fri 24 Jul 7pm 
Wed 29 Jul 7pm
Fri 31 Jul 7pm Please contact the venue for tickets
Sat 1 Aug 7pm Please contact the venue for tickets
Sat 1 Aug 2pm (Matinee) SOLD OUT