A new Australian work, a radical interpretation of a 20th century classic, and a major work by a leading 21st century international composer: experience Sydney Chamber Opera’s aesthetic mission in a single evening of three outstanding works.
The Shape of the Earth by Jack Symonds & Pierce Wilcox, performed by Paris-based vocalist Mitchell Riley and directed by Alexander Berlage. La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc & Jean Cocteau, performed by Australian soprano Celeste Lazarenko and directed by Clemence Williams. Also directed by Clemence Williams is Quatre instants; composed by Kaija Saariaho & Amin Maalouf and performed by Australian mezzo-soprano Emily Edmonds, whose dramatic vocal lines will be brought to life by a glittering piano accompaniment.
Three voices pushed to their limits; three bodies living extraordinary stories.
In-Season: $50 + fee
Concession: $40 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.
Thu 28 Sep – Sat 7 Oct, Bay 20
Thu 28 Sep
Join Sydney Chamber Opera’s Artistic Director, Jack Symonds in conversation with ABC Classic Drive’s Vanessa Hughes for a pre-show conversation about the three works, SCO’s mission, and contemporary opera in Australia.
Sat 30 Sep
Tue 3 Oct
Thu 5 Oct
Sat 7 Oct
The performance contains smoke, haze, strobe, flashing lights and use of theatrical blood.
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Presented by Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks.
earth.voice.body, Sydney Chamber Opera. Image by Zan Wimberley.