Pamela Rabe | Shakespeare and Music

Pamela Rabe Shakespeare and Music Livestream about Ruler of the Hive

Come on a journey of words and music as we explore Australian composer Melody Eötvös’ work Ruler of the Hive and examine Shakespeare’s relationship with women. Featuring portrayals of Shakespeare’s greatest characters by award-winning actor Pamela Rabe as well as excerpts from Ruler of the Hive, conversation host Mairi Nicolson will speak to Eötvös, Rabe and conductor Johannes Fritzsch about this powerful work, investigating Eötvös’ writing and collaboration process, as well as Shakespeare’s ongoing influence on composers throughout history. Ears Wide Open is MSO’s talks and ideas program celebrating our music and artists through informative presentations, conversations, behind the scenes demonstrations and participatory workshops. _ Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate The Ears Wide Open program is supported by City of Melbourne. This event is supported by Creative Victoria.

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Pamela Rabe | Shakespeare and Music Livestream April 2021

Fauré Requiem

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra announces 2021 Season featuring Pamela Rabe

Pamela will be the narrator next year again for Melody Eötvös’s Ruler of the Hive:

The season doesn’t just showcase brand new works, it also features recent compositions – like Melody Eötvös’s Ruler of the Hive, which will see narrator Pamela Rabe join with the MSO in a concert conducted by Johannes Fritzsch – as well as established works, such as Ross Edwards’ Bird Spirit Dream, and neglected classics like Margaret Sutherland’s Violin Concerto, which Concertmaster Sophie Rowell performs in March alongside Ravel and Mendelssohn.

Source: limelightmagazine.com.au

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Pamela Rabe in Melody Eötvös’ Ruler of the Hive

Fauré Requiem

Pamela Rabe – Ruler of the Hive + Melody Eötvös Interview

This performance by The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra includes the World Premiere performance of Australian composer Melody Eötvös’ Ruler of the Hive. Narrated by award winning actor Pamela Rabe, this work continues the TSO’s exploration of music inspired by William Shakespeare.


Recorded live in concert at Federation Concert Hall, Hobart 4 August 2018 by ABC Classic FM. Producer Toby Frost. Engineer Veronika Vincze.

You can listen to the official Faure Requiem recording tomorrow here

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