Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


East Riding Theatre
10 Lord Robert's Road
North Humberside
HU17 9BE


Carlo GesualdoVarious vocal works


Gerald Kyd – Actor

Marian Consort

Other concerts in this Series (+)

Programme Note

Breaking the Rules
The Imagined Testimony of Carlo Gesualdo
(1566-1613), Composer and Murderer!

by Clare Norburn with Gerald Kyd as Gesualdo
Lighting by Pitch Black

The extraordinary life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, Renaissance prince, gifted composer and notorious murderer. Admired by figures as varied as Igor Stravinsky, Aldous Huxley and Frank Zappa, Gesualdo's strange and fascinating music is brought to life by the sublime voices of The Marian Consort, as Gesualdo spends his final night contemplating his own mortality and the tumultuous events which have led him to this moment.

‘It’s hard not to be drawn in by the intimacy of The Marian Consort’s delivery and the vividness of their storytelling’
Sinfini Music

‘Exquisite...the ensemble sings with eloquence and expressive finesse’ The Sunday Times

Breaking the Rules

Get a route map

Your Map

If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below, or send an e-mail to

All form fields are required.

Please check your details and try again.

Thank you for contacting us. We will contact you regarding your enquiry as soon as possible.