On 25 – 27th September 2019, The Crossing Machine will play The Juliet Letters with Asher Reichman at the Melbourne Fringe Festival at The Melba, Sawtooth Studio, 35 Johnston Street Collingwood.
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In 1993, Elvis Costello stunned critics and audiences alike with his gorgeous and ambitious album and song cycle, The Juliet Letters, recorded with The Brodsky Quartet. Against all predictions, the live-recorded classically leaning album, comprised of imaginary letters to Juliet Capulet climbed the charts worldwide.
Elvis Costello described The Juliet Letters as “a song sequence for string quartet and voice and it has a title. It’s a little bit different. It’s not a rock opera. It’s a new thing.”
“In The Juliet Letters, Elvis Costello has crafted a series of dramatic ballads in which passages written by male and female characters of varying ages and degrees of sanity tell stories of love, betrayal and death. Shakespeare’s most famous tragic heroine serves as a metaphor for the disillusionment they all experience in some way.”
Rolling Stone Magazine
The Juliet Letters in 2019
In June 2019, The Crossing Machine were special guest artists at the Cloud9 Women’s Choir Winter Concert 2019.
“Music to Stir the Spirit and Soothe the Soul”
Following on from a successful 2018 season, The Crossing Machine and tenor Doug Kelly returned to the Butterfly Club, Melbourne, 29th April – 4th May 2019 for another highly successful season.
The Juliet Letters in 2018
The Crossing Machine along with Doug Kelly and Asher Reichman performed The Juliet Letters at their inaugural Butterfly Club season, 3rd – 8th September, 2018.
The Debut concert of The Juliet Letters in July 2018, featuring Asher Reichman was SOLD OUT!
Stay tuned for upcoming performances of The Juliet Letters . . .