Blue Mountains composer Rowen Fox has written a chamber opera Chang’E and the Moon, which will premiere in April, performed by the next generation of emerging opera artists drawn from the Sydney Conservatorium Vocal and Opera Studies unit, and an orchestra of nine musicians.
“In the mists of time and legend, Chang’E, Goddess of the Moon, waits to be reunited with her husband, Hou Yi, at the fullness of the moon. Emerging unto herself anew with every cycle, she must come to grips with a love locked in ceaseless eternity: to recall and forget the lover who waits patiently for her.”
Chang’E and the Moon, is an innovative new work which reinvents the genre in a fusion of classical and contemporary sounds. Inspired by Chinese legend and art, and encompassing musical influences from traditional opera, music theatre and Chinese classical music, Chang’E and the Moon blurs the lines between theatre and ritual, opera and musical, and between East and West.
Tickets: $55 – A Reserve/ $45 – B Reserve
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