Chamber Made Opera in association with the Sichuan Conservatory of Music
Creative Director & CEO
Composers/Performers: Wang Zheng-Ting (master sheng player AUS/CHI), Carolyn Connors (vocalist AUS), Madeleine Flynn (sound artist AUS), Tim Humphrey (sound artist AUS), Kan Yan-Long (vocalist CHI), Zhu Hui-Qian (vocalist CHI), Guo Si-Cen (Erhu player CHI) and Wang Shuai (Percussionist CHI); Design: Anna Tregloan (scenography/installation AUS) and Christie Stott. (digital/installation AUS); Dramaturgy: Felix Ching Ching Ho (CHI/AUS)
The Chengdu Teahouse Project is a new music/theatre work that takes as its central theme the urgent need for places of sanctuary in our 21st century lives. The work explores the underpinnings of teahouse culture (unique to Chengdu), and the minutiae of social, intimate and everyday interactions. Chamber Made Opera collaborates with artists from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music to create this immersive performance for three vocalists and five instrumentalists. The blending of Chinese languages with English, traditional and experimental compositional and instrumental techniques, and interactive installation design creates a distinctive, stimulating and contemporary experience for audiences.
70 minutes (no intermission)
Melbourne, Australia; Regional Victoria, Australia; and Chengdu, China
~25,000 USD/wk (up to 8 performances) + accommodation, travel, per diems and ground transport
Touring partners, including those that might also be interested in co-commissioning the work