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Chamber Made Opera: Permission to Speak


Chamber Made Opera: Permission to Speak

  • Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 to Sunday, 27 November 2016, Wed-Thu 7.30pm; Fri 9pm, Sat 2pm & 7.30pm; Sun 5pm
  • Venue: North Melbourne Town Hall (Arts House) — 521 Queensberry St, (Cnr Queensberry St and Errol St), North Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: $35/$25/$30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9322 3720

Event Details

Arts House and Chamber Made Opera present: Permission to Speak

Delicately poised between concert and theatre, Permission to Speak explores the dynamic relationship of parent and child as it exists and evolves through a lifetime. Marking the first collaboration between director Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal, the work pairs contemporary performance with musical composition to construct a revealing portrait of what is often left unspoken.

Musings, diatribes, recollections and hindsight find voice as four performer–vocalists are fused in choral counterpoint with an assembly of pre-recorded voices, offering multiple perspectives on the contemporary experience of family. What would we say to those who brought us into the world? What will we say to those we leave behind?

Built from interviews with people of all ages, Permission to Speak interweaves the complexities, parallels and paradoxes of this most universal of relationships – manifested through the speaking, sounding, singing human voice.


Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9090 7095 or by email to info@chambermadeopera.com

Featured Australian Works

Permission to speak (chamber opera) by Kate Neal and Tamara Saulwick — World premiere
— performed by Tamara Saulwick, Gian Slater, Josh Kyle, Edward Fairlie and Georgie Darvidis

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