On Monday 20 October 2014 we lost an exceptionally dear one in our Chamber Made Opera family. Margaret Cameron died at her home on the Bellarine Peninsula, aged 59.
Margaret was Chamber Made Opera’s Resident Director between 2010-2013. She directed Chamber Made Opera’s very first living room opera, The Itch (2010) and worked on the world’s first opera for an iPad, Exile (2010). Her long-time collaboration with former Artistic Director David Young fostered a plethora of new and wildly diverse works, with their absolutely epic work The Minotaur Trilogy – which received its world premiere at the 2012 Melbourne Festival – a particular high point.
Margaret’s final solo work, Opera for a small mammal (2013), developed and presented by us in collaboration with Bell Shakespeare’s Minds Eye and La Mama, has been described as:
‘…the culmination of a life’s work by one of Australia’s most important theatre artists… With a linguistic and intellectual richness that is rare on our stages, her performance was redolent with wit, sorrow and sensual passion. Small, but perfectly formed.’
Her website, www.artartmargaretcameron.com, has a detailed biography of her long, international career and archives many of her lauded works.
She was brave, transcendental and uncompromising. A Total Artist.
Vale dear M.