Da Vinci's Apprentice

Music of Sally Greenaway
Commissioned by Musica Viva

It's 1495. 15 year old would-be inventor Roberta's dream comes true when she's invited by Leonardo Da Vinci to become his apprentice. However, when she realises Da Vinci thinks she is a boy, her determination to prove her abilities is tested.

Interwoven with the beautiful, Baroque-inspired compositions of Sally Greenaway, this exciting theatrical performance tells the story of a girl who faces obstacles in pursuit of her dream. With script by Catherine Prosser and Paul Bissett and music performed by Matthew Manchester and John Foster (cornetto), Jenny Eriksson (viola da gamba) and Shaun Ng (theorbo), Da Vinci's Apprentice will inspire audiences to think differently about the world and find their inner inventor.

Da Vinci's Apprentice is a Musica Viva In Schools production and will be touring to Australian schools 2018-2023.

Category: Dramatic Music;
Instrumentation: Renaissance or Baroque Ensemble: Female voice (mezzo range D4-F5), Cornetto, Viola da Gamba, Theorbo
Year: 2017
Work duration: 45min
Movement list:
1. Overture
2. Camouflage
3. Planned Cities
4. Robots, Parachutes, Scuba!
5. Squish! Suspense
6. Spinning
7. All is Lost
8. Finale
Commissioned by: Musica Viva for their 'In Schools' program. The work is the first of its kind commissioned by Musica Viva for touring in schools.

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