- Early Music Vancouver
- Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play
Dialogos Ensemble – Swithun – A Medieval Miracle Play
Presented by Early Music Vancouver
Ensemble Dialogos, ensemble for Medieval Music; Katarina Livljanić, director and vocalist
One of Dialogos’s favourite repertoires, early medieval polyphony from Winchester, is at the origin of this programme. Through the voice of Wulfstan the Cantor, it follows the path of a penitent man haunted by his visionary or terrifying dreams, trying to escape from three raging Furies, wild like wolves, and finally finding salvation from Swithun, saint of all miracles.
“Ms. Livljanic enacted the ancient drama with splendidly pure singing, urgent narration, a penetrating gaze and expressive hands. (…) almost startlingly modern and metaphysical at times.” – The New York Times