Dates: Thursday 20th – Friday 21st July
Venue: Big Theatre
A macabre comedy of operatic proportions.
Meet Dora and Cora, two doyennes of design, and business partners in a couture upholstery empire. Lately, business has not been so successful due to the mistakes of their Spanish intern, Manuel. The two ladies meet to discuss their failing business over lunch when an unexpected visitor ‘drops’ in. The mystery that follows unravels much about the ladies’ complex relationship and may have fatal consequences…
This performance is a collaboration between Blush Opera and the Sirius Chamber Ensemble and features an expanded score by composer, Paul Smith. Blush Opera first premiered the newly written cabaret opera, Fancy Me Dead, at the Festival of Voices in Hobart and the show now returns to Sydney after a sell-out performance at the Hayes Theatre as part of the New Music Network Mini Series in 2015. The show stretches the traditional definitions of opera, being performed in a cabaret style, and simultaneously reinvigorates the medium by mixing absurd humour with operatic arias. Traversing gender, power and money, Fancy Me Dead reinforces the potential for opera to comment on and explore contemporary facets of society.
Witness two thrilling voices as they hurl accusations and threats at each other in an operatic murder mystery laced with intrigue, poison, fabric swatches, sandwiches and a very dubious pot of tea.