out of her Mouth

Cantatas by élisabeth jacquet de la Guerre

Cantates Bibliques:
Susanne, Rachel & JUDITH

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s biblical cantatas are extraordinary historical jewels. Written by a woman, about women, for women, they tell bold, unflinching tales about love, marriage, tragedy and adultery, each one a tiny opera in all but name. These breathtaking miniatures — in new English translations by Hera's Toria Banks — have never before been staged in the UK and will receive their Scottish premieres (more than 300 years after they were composed) in three atmospheric, fully accessible settings as part of Dunedin Consort's 2022-23 season.


Produced in partnership with Hera, Mahogany Opera, and the National Centre for Early Music,  Out of Her Mouth champions the ability of women to tell their own stories and narrate their own experiences — and invites you to listen.





23 June 2023, 8pm

Universal Hall, Findhorn

24 June 2023, 8pm

Platform, Glasgow

25 June 2023, 8pm

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Dates in England TBA

Dunedin Consort is one of the world’s leading Baroque ensembles, recognised for its vivid and insightful performances and recordings.

"Ensemble brilliance at its most inventive and scintillating" The Times

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cast & creative TEAM

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