For one night only on Friday 31 August, Sydney Chamber Opera presents a collaboration with Australia’s most prestigious art festival, the Biennale of Sydney, in a new performance project that explores the art of songwriting in an immersive gallery setting, at the atmospheric Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay.
Created specially for the Biennale Bar, a pop-up bar in Pier 2/3 on Friday nights in August, ‘Through the Gates’ is a semi-staged song cycle that unfolds amid the dramatic installations of Belgian artist Honoré δ’O. Visitors can enjoy a drink and peruse the exhibition as they take in a selection of songs by some of history’s greatest songwriters, from Bach to Shostakovich. ‘Through the Gates’ is performed by three singers and three instrumentalists and is choreographed by Kip Williams, who returns to SCO fresh from directing Under Milk Wood for Sydney Theatre Company.
- Jack Symonds
- Kip Williams
- Production Design
- Michael Hankin
- Lighting Design
- Nicholas Rayment
- Anna Dowsley, Emily Edmonds, Mitch Riley, Madeleine Slaughter, Matt McGuigan
- Date & Time
- Friday 31 August 2012 SCO’s performance: 7pm, repeated 8.30pm (duration: 45 minutes)
- Biennale Bar, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
- Free entry (limited capacity: arrive early to avoid disappointment)