Breaking Glass

Breaking Glass

Carriageworks Journal presents

Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera bring you the online presentation of Breaking Glass – four new operatic works inspired by poetry, literature, mythology, and a rare species of Australian bird.

View Program and Directors’ Notes

World Premiere
Presented by Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera

Her Dark Marauder (0.13′)
Music Georgia Scott
Text Pierce Wilcox
Director Danielle Maas

Commute (18.25′)
Music & Text Peggy Polias
Director Clemence Williams

The Tent (37.22′)
Music & Text Josephine Macken
Director Danielle Maas

The Invisible Bird (56.45′)
Music & Text Bree van Reyk
Director Clemence Williams

Conductor/Piano Jack Symonds
Set & Costume Designer Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
AV Designer David Bergman
Sound Designer and Audio Production Benjamin Carey

Singers Jessica O’Donoghue, Jane Sheldon, Simon Lobelson, Mitchell Riley

Viola/Violin James Wannan
Double Bass Benjamin Ward
Flute Lamorna Nightingale
Clarinet Jason Noble
Percussion Alison Pratt

Production Manager Jason Thelwell
Assistant Conductor Huw Belling
Stage Management Ellen Castles, Ayah Tayeh
Subtitles Johannes Macdonald

Filmed and edited by Hospital Hill

Breaking Glass is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts advisory body, the NSW Government through Create NSW and Creative Partnerships Australia through ACF Boost.

Composing Women, a postgraduate composition program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney, provides professional development aimed at fostering and empowering women composers.

Acknowledgement of Country
Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of this land. We pay our respects to the Ancestors, Elders and emerging generations.

Presented by Carriageworks and the Sydney Chamber Opera


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  • All Ages
  • Carriageworks
    Sydney Chamber Opera

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