Reviews are out for Oscar and Lucinda

In July and August, Sydney Chamber Opera gave the world premiere performances of Oscar and Lucinda at Carriageworks.

Music by Elliott Gyger
Libretto by Pierce Wilcox
after the Novel by Peter Carey

Co-commissioned and co-produced with Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera

Conductor: Jack Symonds / Director: Patrick Nolan / Set & Costume Design: Anna Tregloan / Lighting Design: Damien Cooper / Assistant Director: Constantine Costi

With Jessica Aszodi, Brenton Spiteri, Jeremy Kleeman, Simon Lobelson, Mitchell Riley, Jane Sheldon

Some review samples:

“A strong, striking production with wonderful performances… Jane Sheldon is magnificent as Miriam Chadwick, with a bell like tone of voice.” - Sydney Arts Guide

“Soprano Jane Sheldon displays the tonal purity and unstinting power for which she is renowned.” - The Australian

“Sheldon… is brilliantly unsettling as Miriam Chadwick. Sydney Chamber Opera has proven itself to be an essential company in Sydney’s arts landscape… Exciting and assured… hugely impressive… ” - Timeout

“…this adaptation of Peter Carey's beloved novel is full of daring and brilliance… Sheldon is a standout.” - Limelight

“…musicality of the higest order… a triumph for Sydney Chamber Opera.” - Australian Book Review

“4 stars. Jane Sheldon… sings with full-bodied strength and glowing tonal finish.” - Sydney Morning Herald

Artwork by Samuel Hodge, commissioned by Carriageworks