Florence, Naples, Venice and Rome

Four remarkable cities, each with its own proud people, distinctive histories and architecture. In its fourth collaboration with internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company, Circa, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will take you on a rollicking ride through Italy’s multi-layered past. Paul Dyer’s kaleidoscopic pasticcio will be fuelled by the vivacious Brandenburg period instrumentalists and Circa’s energetic acrobats.

The crumbling columns of the Roman Forum and Dante’s flourishing Florence will emerge in a daring new choreography from circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, weaving the music of Vivaldi, Falconieri, Caccini and Corelli into a sensual, surprising and passionate experience, a show that dances to its own unique tune.


Circa Ensemble

Jon Bonaventura, Nathan Boyle, Holly-Rose Boyer, Lisa Goldsworthy, Scott Grove, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Bridie Hooper, Gerramy Marsden, Alice Muntz, Kathryn O’Keeffe, Paul O’Keeffe, Lachlan Sukroo, Billie Wilson-Coffey


Shaun Lee-Chen, Matthew Bruce, Ben Dollman, James Armstrong, Rafael Font, Matthew Greco, Monique O’Dea, Marianne Yeomans, Anthea Cottee, Rosemary Quinn, Rob Nairn, Brian Nixon, Tommie Andersson, Simon Martyn-Ellis, Nicholas Pollock, Paul Dyer

Creative Team

Artistic Director/Conductor/Harpsichord Paul Dyer AO
Guest Artistic Director (Circa) Yaron Lifschitz
Baritone Renato Dolcini
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz & Laura Hansford
Costume Design Libby McDonnell
Lighting Design Peter Rubie
Acrobatic Director Rowan Heydon-White
Associate Director Laura Hansford
Technical Director Jason Organ
Technical Coordinator Luke Laidler
Wardrobe Supervisor Nicole Artsetos
Costume Creation Karen Cochet & Opera Queensland team
Costume Designer Assistant Anna Handford

“[E]xhilarating for its inventiveness and joy.” ★★★★


“Astounding precision, great feats of physical control… a command of balance that is surely only matched by the needs of an orchestra.”⁠ ★★★★★


“Applause all around.” ★★★★