Sydney Chamber Opera present an Australian premiere season of ‘Awakening Shadow’ at Carriageworks from 30 Sep – 7 Oct, 2022.

Backed by a stellar creative team, this impressive production features Benjamin Britten’s five Canticles entwined with a new work in response by leading Australian composer Luke Styles. One of the 20th century’s most personal works, the Canticles are a seminal portrait of Britten’s musical voice, written throughout his life for partner and muse Peter Pears.

Image: Zan Wimberley

Fri 30 Sep
6.45pm: Pre-show talk with creative team
7.30pm: Performance

Sat 1 Oct

Mon 3 Oct

Tue 4 Oct

Thu 6 Oct

Fri 7 Oct

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General Admission: $50 + booking fee

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Click here to download the program.

Imara Savage

Video Artist
Mike Daly

Set & Costume Design
Elizabeth Gadsby

Lighting Design
Alexander Berlage

Music Director/Piano
Jack Symonds

Brenton Spiteri
Emily Edmonds
Simon Lobelson
Jane Sheldon

Each performance will be accompanied by surtitles.

This performance contains strobe, haze and flashing images, partial nudity, and adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+.

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Presented by Sydney Chamber Opera at Carriageworks, with Media Partner Schwartz Media.