• Brian Elias
  • Infida's Song (2004)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Written to commemorate Michael Berkeley's 10th year as Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Music Festival

  • pf
  • mezzo soprano
  • 3 min
  • Robert Greene (1560-1592)
  • English, French

Programme Note

The setting of this poem by the Elizabethan author and dramatist Robert Greene takes a slightly unusual approach to a conventional but, I suspect, somewhat tongue-in-cheek complaint of Venus to Adonis. Infida is in love, and demented by it; in Italian, an infida is an untrustworthy or unfaithful woman, someone who does not inspire confidence.

Infida’s Song was written in April 2004 and is dedicated amicably to Michael Berkeley.

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