Sydney Chamber Opera have commissioned two outstanding Australian artists – Adena Jacobs and Damien Ricketson – to create an extraordinary and haunting contemporary opera The Howling Girls.
Sydney Chamber Opera
Resident company at Carriageworks, Sydney Chamber Opera (AUS) is a fresh and youthful answer to some of the difficult questions facing today’s opera industry. Jack Symonds and Louis Garrick established SCO in 2010 and it has rapidly developed into an important and distinctive voice in the Australian music and theatre landscapes.
Under Artistic Director Jack Symonds, SCO continues to gain critical acclaim for its innovative programming, musical rigour and strong focus on compelling theatre-making. SCO makes opera with a 21st century outlook that resonates with a new, younger audience, and that shows how vibrant and relevant the artform can be.
Each year SCO stages productions of 21st and 20th century repertoire with a balance of specially commissioned work by leading homegrown composers and the latest international operas in their Australian premieres.
SCO also performs song cycles and cantatas in unusual stagings, and canonical repertoire reinvigorated by the country’s most daring theatrical talent. SCO has made work for Sydney Festival (five times), Biennale of Sydney, Melbourne Festival, Dark MOFO and has led co-commissions and co-productions with Victorian Opera, Opera Queensland and Carriageworks.