The Lover

Euphoric, wild and ravishing

1 – 16 SEP, 2023



Sydney $30 - $179 1 SEP — 16 SEP, 2023

City Recital Hall

2-12 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Fri, 01 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Wed, 13 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Fri, 15 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Sat, 16 Sep, 2023 2:00 PM
Sat, 16 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Melbourne $30 - $179 7 SEP — 10 SEP, 2023

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006
Thu, 07 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Sat, 09 Sep, 2023 7:00 PM
Sun, 10 Sep, 2023 5:00 PM

Artists Performing

Théotime Langlois de Swarte

France - Guest Director, Baroque Violin

Paul Dyer


Trent Suidgeest


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra



The Lover is Jacobean tragic comedy created by Théotime filled with foot tapping pieces from the 17th century, culminating in dazzling violin concerti that explode upon the stage.

★★★★★ "This progressive concert event with historical focus on music heard in early eighteenth-century London plus unique staging should not be missed."  - Sydney Arts Guide

★★★★½ "No grounds for complaint as French Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte shows why he's a rising star." - Limelight

From the moment Théotime Langlois de Swarte first stepped on to the Paris stage in his early teens he stood out from the crowd. It was in his nature. He was inquisitive, passionate and fearless, ready to make his mark.

The rising star - an intrepid Baroque violinist mentored by William Christie (Les Arts Florissants) - makes his Australian debut in a sensual, beautiful and ultimately explosive pasticcio curated by Théotime and Paul Dyer. Baroque harps, violins, lutes and theorbos share the spotlight in the haunting first act. The second half brings a breathtaking climax of virtuosity with Théotime leading the stunning Brandenburg strings as soloist and Guest Director.

The swoon-factor repertoire is drawn in part from Théotime’s acclaimed recording The Mad Lover, replete with ornate and refined sonatas mixed with ebullient suites. The musical soundscape from around 1700 is presented in contemporary theatrical settings on stage. Seductive, electric with feeling, resonant.  

Don’t miss this prodigious international talent “make his mark” in the loving arms of the Brandenburg. 

This production will be a theatrical concert experience with inspiring stage design.


Program Guide

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