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Crossing live : a morality play for the commercial half-hour

by Bryony Marks (2007)

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Work Overview

CROSSING LIVE is a contemporary fable, a morality play in the guise of a half-hour Current Affairs program, exploiting opera's extraordinary potential for drama and theatricality to expose the farce of contemporary mainstream journalism.

Set in a televsision studio with a hard-edged anchor-woman, a tricky director, a long-suffering studio crew, a big hearted make-up artist, musicians, and a 'live' audience, CROSSING LIVE combines contemporary music-theatre and live video with TV current affairs and the dark side of journalism.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Mezzo-Soprano, 5 actors (non singing) - two women, three men, clarinet in B flat, percussion, string quintet (with double bass).Soundscape audio component

Duration: 60 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Chamber Made Opera — 15 Sep 07. CUB Malthouse Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne

Originally titled 'Media'.

Winner of the 2007 Green Room Award for Best New Australian Work (Opera) - Bryony Marks and Matthew Saville
Winner of the 2007 Green Room Award for Outstanding Performance (Theatre - New Form) - Luke Elliot

Performances of this work

15 Sep 07: CUB Malthouse Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne. Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

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