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Tresno : (Love) an opera in movement

by Jacqui Rutten (1994)



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Tresno / [Jacqui Rutten].

Library shelf no. CD 1232 [Available for loan]



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Tresno : (Love), an opera in movement / composed by Jacqui Rutten.

Library shelf no. 782.1/RUT 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Tresno is an opera in movement composed by Jacqui Rutten, with her own made up language and one line of text by Michael Leunig: "Growth is troubled and tender". Musically, the piece is influenced by Javanese gamelan, which the composer studied with the assistance of Australia and Indonesia. The work is also influenced by opera, particularly baroque opera. Douglas Horton directed the original production with design by Trina Parker.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Dancers, singers, violin, viola, cello, double bass, Javanese bonang.

Duration: 55 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Improvisation required.

Commission note: Commissioned by Chamber Made Opera.

First performance: by Chamber Made Opera, Douglas Horton — 6 Jan 95. Sydney Festival, Wharf Theatre, Sydney


Performances of this work

Unknown date.

25 Jan 95: Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. Featuring Greenmill Dance Project, Chamber Made Opera, Douglas Horton.

6 Jan 95: Sydney Festival, Wharf Theatre, Sydney. Featuring Chamber Made Opera, Douglas Horton.

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