Sydney Chamber Opera

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Breaking Glass – Digital World Premiere

SCO presents a digital World Premiere quadruple bill of new short operas.

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In partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women Program, SCO presents a digital World Premiere quadruple bill of their new one-act operas.

In late March-early April SCO was due to perform the world premiere of four new operas by emerging female composers in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s groundbreaking ‘Composing Women’ Programme as part of SCO’s residency at Carriageworks. These works had been developed by SCO since mid 2018 and represent a significant contribution to new operas created in Australia by female composers. The Composing Women program was specifically developed to target early-career female composers to prevent their disappearance from the musical landscape.

However, like many arts institutions, SCO had to cancel the public premiere of Breaking Glass due to coronavirus restrictions. In good news, the production was advanced enough to be able to make a fully documented video, audio recording and photo gallery of the entire show. SCO has decided to produce a streamable premiere of this quadruple bill.

Editing, syncing and streaming these works to the quality they deserve takes significant time and resources and you can help us support this initiative.

In an unstable environment where the performing arts (like so many others) are struggling, this is as a positive way to create new audiences online, and to present the work of these four exceptional composers!

Double the value of your donation! Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program, donations to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

Sydney Chamber Opera is redefining Australia’s musical landscape and setting a new standard for opera in the 21st Century.

Its program of new Australian commissions, Australian premieres of important opera repertoire and investment in Australia’s young talent has positioned SCO as a leader in a new generation of performing arts companies. SCO is increasingly sought after by Australia’s flagship arts festivals and is a resident company at Carriageworks. Co-founded in 2010 by Jack Symonds, Louis Garrick and Huw Belling, SCO wears its commitment to innovation, collaboration and excellence firmly on its sleeve.


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