Matricide – The Musical

A tale of amorous revenge

Combining the acidic charm of Kathleen Mary Fallon’s razor-edged humour with the mischievous brilliance of one of Australia’s most exciting composers, Elena Kats-Chernin.

Part opera, part music-theatre, part performance art, this highly energised, in-your-face tale of amorous revenge is loosely based on the true story of two adolescent girls who, in 1950s New Zealand, fell in love and subsequently murdered the mother who tried to separate them.

Instrumentation 3 sop., 3 mezzo sop., pf, cl/sax, perc., cb.

“…outstanding…”

The Bulletin

1998: World Premiere The Unallocated Space (Studio 45), Melbourne (25 November – 5 December)