Play by Clare Norburn
Directed by Nicholas Renton
Lighting Design by Natalie Rowland and Pitch Black Lighting
with Gerald Kyd Actor
The imagined testimony of Carlo Gesulado (1566 – 1613), composer and murderer.
Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, composed some of the most intense and glorious music of the Renaissance. He was also a brutal killer. As the obsessive composer relives the past and makes his final confession, the full horror of his crimes stand in stark contrast to his astonishing music. The Marian Consort perform works by Gesualdo to Clare Norburn’s dramatic monologue, creating a spellbinding fusion of drama and music.