The Call : opera
by Connor D'Netto (2022)
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The Call opens by sharing with the audience that this is a true story.
Auburn grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth, enjoying the many opportunities afforded the wealthy. As she grew older, she began to understand that many of the injustices in the world were committed by those as privileged as she was.
She rejects her upbringing and falls in love with a radical. She is introduced to his world, his friends, and the drug habit that now consumes her.
One night, thinking she has reached her point of no return, she recalls a dilapidated piece of paper with a phone number given to her from her mother.
Driven by the love for her child, she dials the number.
A man answers the phone.
"Hi, I got this number from my mother...
Um, do you think you could maybe
Talk to me?"
And so begins a conversation that will change Auburn's life in the most surprising way.
Instrumentation: 2 bass clarinets, 3 percussion, piano, 2 electric guitars, 9 solo strings, stereo playback, click track.
Duration: 65 min.
Commission note: THE CALL, composed by Connor D’Netto, libretto by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, was commissioned by Opera Queensland and Brisbane Festival, in association with FLUXUS.
Awards & Prizes
|Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Dramatic
|Albert H Maggs Composition Award
Resonate article: 2022 Albert H. Maggs Award to Connor D'Netto by Australian Music Centre
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