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The Howling Girls (World Premiere)


  • Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, NSW, 2015 Australia (map)

Created by Damien Ricketson and Adena Jacobs for Sydney Chamber Opera

The Howling Girls is a new chamber opera dissecting the medium and metaphor of the voice, its loss and attempted reconstitution. A solo voice constricted, wheezing, stammering, in decay, a teenage chorus of howling girls, an absent mass, an unearthly theremin, a spectacle of fragmented bodies and voices. A sublime aural and perceptual encounter.

Featuring Jane Sheldon and teenage performers from The House that Dan Built: Grace Campbell, Kittu Hoyne, Kiri Jenssen, Emily Pincock, Jayden Selvakumaraswamy, and Sylvie Woodhouse.

Image by Polly Borland.

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