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A Camouflage Opera

November 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Camouflage Opera / György Kurtág: Attila József – Fragments

The German notion of Gesamtkunstwerk — a synthesis of disparate art forms brought together in harmonious collusion to express a unified vision — is central to this new groundbreaking musical-theater work that will be premiered at the Commissariat Store Museum.

Based on Kurtág’s only work for unaccompanied voice generates multiple trajectories and continuities across a diverse field of fragmentary utterances and literary and musical associations. Staged by Stephen Danzig and described as the ‘3D opera’ because of its unprecedented fusion of a live opera singer with film performances, soundscapes and multi-layered live video mapping. This performance creates a 3D theatre experience to unfold the sequence of the twenty fragments.

Judit Molnar – soprano / Kimberley Bianca – visuals / Stephen Danzig – director

The performance (appr. 45min long) will be followed by a panel discussion including academics and industry leaders to discuss new interpretations of opera for contemporary audiences.

Chair: Stephen Danzig


Patrick Nolan, Artistic Director & CEO Opera Queensland

Robert Davidson, Senior Lecturer in Composition The University of Queensland

Stephen Emmerson, Professor Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Donna Hewitt, Lecturer in Music University of New England


November 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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