Credits: Composition and performance Copyright © 2014 Clio Montrey. Video by Karlheinz Essl.
The Dual Muse | a contemporary intervention in Ferdinand III's baroque opera, Drama Musicum
Composition and performance Copyright © 2014 Clio Montrey.
Video by Karlheinz Essl.
A cooperation between the Austrian National Library and the mdw. Kaiser Ferdinand III. "Drama musicum", 1649, with 21st century interventions. Collegium musicum mdw. Electroacoustic compositions: Class of Karlheinz Essl. Direction: Ingomar Rainer. World Premiere May 12, 2014 in the Austrian National Library at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Costume (not depicted) by Halina Montrey (halinamontrey.com).
I portray the Dual Muse, who is embodying the impulses of both Amor Divino (heavenly love) and Amor Protervo (earthly love). The character Giovinetto must choose an Amor. The Dual Muse presents both sides. Which one will he choose?