SCO 2015 Program



We are excited to announce our 2015 program in our first year as a resident company at Carriageworks

Tickets are on sale now.

May 2015


Music by Elliott Gyger
Libretto by Pierce Wilcox

World premiere

David Malouf’s novel Fly Away Peter is a contemporary classic. Elliott Gyger is an Australian composer at the height of his powers. They return to World War One in this centenary year to create a profound new contribution to Australian opera, with a libretto by SCO’s Pierce Wilcox.

Jim Saddler is a visionary young birdwatcher thrust into the nightmare of the Western Front. Fly Away Peter travels from a land of life to a panorama of horror through Jim’s voice of delicate insight.

This is a story of the Australian spirit that begins at peace, builds into tragedy, and ends in transcendence.

8pm Sat 2, Mon 4, Wed 6, Fri 8, Sat 9 May 2015
Carriageworks Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

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Conductor Jack Symonds | Director Imara Savage | Set & Costume Design Elizabeth Gadsby | Lighting Design Verity Hampson  | With Mitchell Riley, Jessica Aszodi, Brenton Spiteri.

November 2015


Music by Fausto Romitelli
Text by Kenka Lekovich
Video by Paolo Pachini

Australian premiere

Immerse yourself in a furnace of the senses. This is how cult Italian composer Fausto Romitelli described his final work An Index of Metals, an ‘electric poem’ that explodes the possibilities of the art form.

New music innovators Ensemble Offspring join forces with SCO to tackle a work inspired by everything from ancient initiation rites to rave parties. Director Kip Williams (STC’s Macbeth, SCO’s The Lighthouse) meets Romitelli’s challenge with his own bold aesthetic. Virtuoso soprano Jane Sheldon, last seen in the shattering Exil, returns to the stage to perform this fiercely modern Australian premiere.

8pm Mon 16, Tues, 17, Weds 18, Thurs 19 November 2015
Carriageworks Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

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Conductor Jack Symonds | Director Kip Williams | Set & Costume Design Elizabeth Gadsby | With Jane Sheldon and Ensemble Offspring.
Photograph: Library of congress
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