Sacro Amor – On Demand

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Sacro Amor – On Demand

Venue Online
Dates 07 August - 08 August 2021
Category Riverside Theatres Digital - On Demand

Riverside Theatres Digital presents Australian Haydn Ensemble

Enjoy Australian Haydn Ensemble’s exciting digital Creative Concert film Sacro Amor on-demand through our Riverside Theatres Digital platform from Saturday 7 August  to Sunday 8 August 2021. During this period of time you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you wish.

Australian Soprano Celeste Lazarenko and flautist Melissa Farrow both feature as soloists.The program weaves together a stunning selection of late baroque works for soprano, flute and strings by Hasse and Vivaldi.

Hasse’s beautiful motet Alte Nubes Illustrata will be interwoven with movements from his B minor flute concerto and contrasted with Vivaldi’s virtuosic Sum in medio tempestatum and his La Notte concerto for flute.

Sum in medio tempestatum is a virtuosic work for soprano complimented by dramatic writing for strings and continuo. The Hasse Motet Alte Nubes Illustrata provides a beautiful contrast with this – although equally virtuosic, it captures a stunning lightness and beauty of the voice and silvery tone of the flute. True gems of the baroque!

Download the Sacro Amor Program 

How You Can Access
This creative concert film was produced by Australian Haydn Ensemble as part of their digital creative concert film series and is now accessible on-demand into your home. The link will be available from Saturday 7 August at 10am – Sunday 8 August 2021 at 10pm only on YouTube. This show is a streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.

You are welcome to share and watch the performance as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please consider that when purchasing your household ticket.

There is no transaction fee for this performance.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.

Sacro Amor was made with long term friend and AHE collaborator Oliver Miller of Wooden Picket Productions.


Celeste Lazarenko | soloist | soprano

As a soloist, Celeste Lazarenko performed with the English National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera and East Sussex Opera before relocating back to Sydney. Since her return, her solo roles have included The Cunning Little Vixen for Victorian Opera, Castor et Pollux, Giasone, and L’amant jaloux for Pinchgut Opera; Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia touring.

Melissa Farrow | soloist | flute

Melissa Farrow has been principal flute of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since 2003, and a core member of the Australian Haydn Ensemble since its formation. She performs and records regularly with groups including Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Ironwood among others. She has appeared as  a soloist numerous times with AHE, NZ Barok, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and Pinchgut Opera.

Australian Haydn Ensemble
Skye McIntosh (Artistic Director, violin)
Matthew Greco (violin)
Karina Schmitz (viola)
Anton Baba (cello)
Bonita Williams (double bass)
Simon Martyn-Ellis, (theorbo, baroque guitar)
Anthony Abouhamad, (organ)

Sacro Amor was made with long term friend and AHE collaborator Oliver Miller of Wooden Picket Productions.

Concerto for Strings in F major RV 136

Sum in medio tempestatum Motet for soprano, strings and continuo RV 632

Concerto for flute Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV 439 La Notte

Aria ‘Vedrò con mio diletto’ from Il Giustino

Concerto for Flute in B minor

Alta Nubes Illustrata Motet for soprano, strings and continuo


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1 hour and 12 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

Riverside Members: Individual $12.50
Non-Members: Individual $15
Household Group $18