A double bill of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins: A Sung Ballet with text by Bertolt Brecht & new Australian works.
6 NOVEMBER 2015
International cabaret sensation Meow Meow joins Australia’s brightest young composers and Victorian Opera’s next generation of stars as they reimagine the seven deadly sins for the 21st century.
Discover seven wicked new songs inspired by the confrontational style of the Berliner Kabarett and the dark side of Australia’s cities, featuring Brisbane as Sloth, Sydney as Lust, Canberra as Pride, Melbourne as Greed, Hobart as Envy, Adelaide as Gluttony and Perth as Anger.
Then with a voice described as ‘hypnotic’ and ‘mesmerising’, Meow Meow brings to life the role of Anna, a woman in search of fortune who succumbs to the sins of the big city in Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.
Commissions supported by Symphony Services International and the Composer Development Program of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Single tickets now available. BOOK ONLINE >
Conductor Tahu Matheson
Director & Design Concept Cameron Menzies
Costume Designer Linda Britten
Lighting Designer Joe Mercurio
Kurt Weill: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Ballet with songs
Text by Bertolt Brecht
Seven Deadly Sins
Prologue & Adelaide (Gluttony) Julian Langdon
Perth (Anger) & Hobart (Envy) Mark Viggiani
Melbourne (Greed) & Canberra (Pride) Jessica Wells
Brisbane (Sloth) & Sydney (Lust) Ian Whitney
Starring Meow Meow
With Kate Amos, Carlos E. Bárcenas, Jeremy Kleeman, Nathan Lay, Elizabeth Lewis, Emma Muir-Smith, Michael Petruccelli, Cristina Russo & Matthew Tng
Featuring the students of the Master of Music (Opera Performance), a collaboration between Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Conservation of Music, University of Melbourne.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Sung in German and English with English surtitles.
80 minutes with one interval.
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Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. Visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >
Would you like to introduce your Grade Preps to the sounds of an opera singer? Give your VCE Theatre Studies class an intensive workshop on Lighting Design? We are able to create a tailored incursion for your school delivered by our team of relevant specialists. Please get in touch and we’ll chat to you further about how to introduce your students to the many elements of opera.
When: All year round
What: Workshops, tailored activities, outreach, school tickets, resources
How: Contact Deborah Vanderwerp, Education Officer via email or call 03 9001 6413
The Seven Deadly Sins programme is now online and filled with notes from the creative team, artist biographies and more.