Photography by Louis Dillon-Savage
Photography by Louis Dillon-Savage

Photography by Louis Dillon-Savage
Photography by Louis Dillon-Savage

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EXIL

COMPOSED BY GIYA KANCELI

SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA/CARRIAGEWORKS

 

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE: DECEMBER 2013

 

★★★★  "Spare, taut poetry, the refined spirituality of Kancheli’s music and the stark visual setting, gave the performance an undeniable power and poignancy." DAVID LARKIN - BACHTRACK

 

Internationally acclaimed soprano Jane Sheldon joins Sydney Chamber Opera to perform a transcendentally haunting monodrama, Exil. Contemporary Georgian composer Giya Kancheli originally conceived his 1994 song cycle as a concert work, not for the stage. A setting of Biblical Psalms alongside post-Holocaust poetry by Paul Celan and Hans Sahl, it is an abstract twentieth-century drama of the soul in the face of unspeakable horror.

 

conductor: Jack Symonds

director:  Adena Jacobs

set & costume: Eugyeene Teh

lighting: Katie Sfetkidis

production & stage manager: Benjamin Brockman

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​performed by Jane Sheldon

 

★★★★½ "I can't imagine Kanceli's score being dealt with more honourably" BRAD SYKES - AJN

 

"Sydney Chamber Opera's Exil is bleak but beautiful...Jacobs' direction brings a deft shape and pace to this difficult work" HARRIET CUNNINGHAM - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 

 

Photography by Pia Johnson

Trailer by Marty Jamieson