An Opera in One Act.
Composer: Connor D'Netto
Libretto: Kate Miller Heidke & Keir Nuttall
Based on the radio narrative by Auburn Shaeffer
Concept ALI MCGREGOR
based on an original story told by Auburn Sheaffer
Composer CONNOR D’NETTO WITH KATE MILLER-HEIDKE
Libretto KATE MILLER-HEIDKE & KEIR NUTTALL
A new Australian work, inspired by a remarkable true story about a woman left with nothing but a phone number. She dials, someone answers and so begins a conversation that changes everything.
Starring Ali McGregor (Lorelei) this astonishing new opera shows how a single act of kindness can transform an entire life.
The Call is sung in English with English surtitles.
Conductor ZOE ZENIODI
Director PATRICK NOLAN
Sets & Costume MARG HORWELL
Lighting BERNIE TAN-HAYES
Presented by Opera Queensland and Brisbane Festival
Presented in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
The Call is presented in association with FLUXUS
THE CALL - 90 sec promo
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...showed that opera can reflect an Australian contemporary cultural identity.'
'we are immediately drawn into his compelling contemporary sound world. The audience is taken on an epic aural and emotional ride through d'Netto's score, which is vibrant with layered textures, vertical rhythms, lyricism and starkness, as well as sweeping movement.'
Australian Book Review ★ ★ ★ ★
'D’Netto’s genius in combining the more contemporary electric instruments of the electric guitars with orchestra was perfectly suited.'
'a well-rounded and deeply satisfying operatic experience'
'an opera that caught the audience feeling the extremes of human emotion: laughter, sadness, joy and more'
Limelight Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★
'a compelling and very modern score with an absolutely brilliant and at times funny,
as well as sad, libretto'