An operatic eating disorder
Claudia has resolved to gorge herself to gigantic proportions, and finally death, on sweets. Through her journey, we hear Claudia’s voice grow, abominate, triumph and directly challenge its immediate musical and social restrictions.
Adapted from the novel ‘Une Morte Sucree’ by Claude Tardat.
Sweet Death was commissioned by Chamber Made Opera with assistance from the Performing Arts Board (ComposerCommission) and the Literature Board (Writer’s Fellowship) of the Australia Council.
1991: World Premiere Season at the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Malthouse (17 – 21 September)
An Opera byAndree Greenwell
Libretto byAbe Pogos
Directed byDouglas Horton
Musical direction byPeter Locke
Designed byTrina Parker & Jacqueline Everitt
Costumes designed byJacqueline Everitt
Lighting Design byDavid Murray
Sound Design byNigel Frayne
Performed byTryone Landau, Helen Noonan, Barbara Sambell, Grant Smith, Annette Tesoriero
WithThe Chamber Made Ensemble: Peter Brosnan, Hope Csututors, Peter Neville, Fiona Piggott, Phillipa Safey, Helen Williams
Conducted byPeter Locke