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Falvetti: Il Diluvio Universale (The Great Flood)
  • Holy Trinity Church Rotherhithe, London
    SE16 5HF
17th Century masterpiece brought to the UK for the first time

Elements, ministers of my ire,
Arm yourselves and avenge me.

On 6th June 1682, a 36-hour deluge in Tortorici, Sicily, caused a flood so strong it tore down its church and all but a few houses, killing over 600 people. Falvetti’s oratorio, in which Divine Justice calls on the elements to punish man for its ruin of the earth, may never have lost its significance, but neither has it been more pertinent.

Musica Antica Rotherhithe give Sicilian composer Falvetti’s Diluvio Universale its UK premiere, and one of only a handful of performances since the 17th Century.

Thanks to the generosity of Mr WeeKuang Tai MNA, all ticket sales will support the work of UK-based charity Operation Noah in inspiring action on climate change.

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