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Romeo's Passion : A chamber opera

by Robert Lehmeier and Cathy Milliken (2018)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Romeo's Passion is an intimate chamber opera protraying a family and its inner turmoil and final coming to terms with the coming out of their gay son and the cancelling of his impending marriage to a childhood female sweetheart. It portrays the challenges of acceptance of difference and is a sensitive introduction to issues and emotionally charged responses to this topic.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, 3 tenors, oboe, violin, piano.

Duration: 70 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Umculo.

First performance: at Romeo's Passion (Hillbrow Theatre (Johannesburg)) on 13 Sep 2018

The composer notes the following styles, subjects, genres etc associated with this work:
Contemporary Song and ballad, Contemporary chamber, Operatic lyrical Chamber Opera


Resonate article: Insight: Romeo’s Passion - the making of a chamber opera by Cathy Milliken


Romeo's Passion

Performances of this work

13 Sep 2018: at Romeo's Passion (Hillbrow Theatre (Johannesburg)).

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