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The Minotaur Trilogy : Chamber Made Opera


The Minotaur Trilogy : Chamber Made Opera

  • Date: Thursday, 18 October 2012 to Sunday, 21 October 2012, Thu 18 – Sat 20 Oct at 7pm | Sat 20 Oct at 1pm | Sun 21 Oct at 3pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Melbourne Festival 2012 series
  • Tickets: General Admission Full: $85 | General Admission Concession: $75 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

The enfant terrible of Australia’s contemporary opera scene, Chamber Made Opera has built a reputation for wild, subversive takes on the conventional opera format. For this year’s Melbourne Festival, the renegade company casts its decidedly unorthodox gaze over ancient Greek legend with The Minotaur Trilogy, an unconventional opera told over three suitably epic chapters.

Taking its inspiration from Monteverdi’s famous lost opera – of which the celebrated Lamento d'Arianna is the only fragment that remains this work finds the ageless story of thwarted love, misplaced heroism and tragic human failings twisted, inverted and collapsed, a strange new mythology conjured from a familiar tale.

Staged in the small-scale and acoustically rich surrounds of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon, Margaret Cameron and David Young’s unexpected and daring score, a composition of image, text, found sounds and baroque instruments, forms a work of intimacy and extravagance - hallucinatory, retelling that teeters on the edge of ecstasy and oblivion.

Act One: Minotaur The Island
Act Two: Minotaur The Labyrinth *
Act Three: Minotaur The Boats *
* World Premiere

Adult concepts, nudity
Latecomers will not be admitted

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Minotaur the boats (chamber opera) by David Young and Margaret Cameron — World premiere
— performed by Chamber Made
Minotaur the labyrinth (chamber opera) by David Young and Margaret Cameron — World premiere
— performed by Chamber Made
The Minotaur trilogy (chamber opera) (2011) by David Young and Margaret Cameron — World premiere
— performed by Chamber Made

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