Undivine Comedy

Michael Finnissy describes his chamber opera, Undivine Comedy, as a glimpse into the world at any time. Two people, doubling as a news team, cope with the ramifications of their personal choices and with what life throws at them – be it politics, insanity, revolution or just trying to keep ones head out of the sand…

Aventa is pleased to welcome two outstanding vocalists, Canada’s Helen Pridmore and Britain’s Richard Morris. No stranger to the music of Michael Finnissy, Helen has appeared with Aventa in the composer’s classic works Mr. Punch and Whitman. Baritone Richard Morris last appeared with Aventa in the Australian premiere of Gavin Bryars’ opera Marilyn Forever.


Sunday, January 14th, 2018 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $40
Pre-concert talk 7:15pm

Helen Pridmore, soprano
Richard Morris, baritone

Bill Linwood, conductor
Aventa Ensemble
with guest artist Jelena Milojevic, accordion

Michael Finnissy – The Undivine Comedy*


* World premiere

Aventa gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and British Columbia Arts Council in the commissioning and production of Michael Finnissy’s Undivine Comedy.

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