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The buzz of the sea : a chamber opera in one act for solo baritone

by Matthew Dewey and Alexander Dick (2008)

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Performance by Michael Lampard, Karen Smithies from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

Selected works by AMC represented artists

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CD

Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol 9, works by Matthew Dewey.

Library shelf no. CD 2217 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

A young man is about to launch his dingy into the water. He loads the boat with fishing equipment and an esky and heads out to sea to escape the world for a while. While he fishes, he philosophies, and the unblinking eyes of the fish force him into a terrible admission.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Operatic baritone, piano.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Michael Lampard.

First performance: by Michael Lampard, Karen Smithies — 13 Dec 08. Meadowbank Estate, Tasmania

Libretto by Alex Dick.

Performances of this work

13 Dec 08: Meadowbank Estate, Tasmania. Featuring Michael Lampard, Karen Smithies.

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