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The Minotaur trilogy (chamber opera)

by Margaret Cameron and David Young (2012, this version: 2011)

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Performance by Chamber Made Opera, Deborah Kayser, Caroline Lee, Hellen Sky, Mark Cauvin, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Anastasia Russell-Head from the CD Minotaur the island

Minotaur the island

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Minotaur the island / by Margaret Cameron & David Young.

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Minotaur trilogy

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The Minotaur trilogy / by Margaret Cameron & David Young.

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Work Overview

Virtually all the music for Monteverdi's 1608 opera L'Arianna, one of the most influential and famous examples of early Baroque opera, has been lost. MINOTAUR sees Melbourne-based Chamber Made Opera reconstruct a contemporary chamber version in three parts, the first of which, THE ISLAND, received its world premiere at Dennes Point on Bruny Island.

Exploring the mythological and visual symbolism of the Minotaur, Ariadne and the labyrinthine structure of the maze, MINOTAUR echoes the story of Ariadne, Mistress of the Labyrinth, abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus. Chamber Made Opera worked on Bruny Island as artists-in-residence, engaging with the Bruny community to create and present the first part of this project.

Work Details

Year: 2012, this version: 2011

Instrumentation: Solo vocalists, Double Bass, Harpsichord, Mixed Percussion

Duration: 147 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Minotaur The Island -- Minotaur The Labyrinth -- Minotaur The Boats.

Commission note: Commissioned by Ten Days on the Island, Peta Gillingham for performance by Chamber Made Opera.. Co-commissioned by Ten Days on the Island and Dr Peta Gillingham, as part of the New Music Network 2011 Series.

First performance: by Chamber Made Opera at Minotaur - The Island (Dennes Point Community Hall BRUNY ISLAND) on 26 Mar 2011

A reconstruction of Monteverdi’s 1608 opera L’Arianna.

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Performances of this work

18 Oct 2012: at The Minotaur Trilogy (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

9 May 2012: at Chamber Made Opera: Minotaur The Island (Lennox Theatre). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

13 Nov 2011: at Minotaur (Private Venue). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

12 Nov 2011: at Minotaur (Private Venue). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

27 Mar 2011: at Minotaur - The Island (Dennes Point Community Hall BRUNY ISLAND). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

26 Mar 2011: at Minotaur - The Island (Dennes Point Community Hall BRUNY ISLAND). Featuring Chamber Made Opera.

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