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Ophelia doesnt live here anymore © Chamber Made Opera

Ophelia doesnt live here anymore

CHAMBER MADE OPERA and
BELL SHAKESPEARE MIND'S EYE present
DANIEL SCHLUSSER'S


OPHELIA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE



OPHELIA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE reveals the story of Ophelia as a monomaniacal botanist - wilful, unpredictable and in love with a self-harming sociopath.

Listen to the Artworks feature on Radio National which goes behind the scenes on Ophelia...

Read The Age article 'Living Room Librettos' by Liza Powers here.

Read the Melbourne Review article here.

"Strange, enthralling, disturbing, often uncomfortably funny, Ophelia Doesn't Live Here Anymore rubs against its literal setting with subversive power. Even ordinary objects - kettles, vitamisers - become perilous, loosed from their usual moorings of meaning."
Read Alison Croggon's review on theatrenotes here.

"Schlusser's domestic pageantry is beautifully designed and fearlessly performed. If his beguiling engagement with Hamlet remains amorphous, we can still delight in this unusual form of artistic patronage and the churn of ideas it has produced." Read The Age review here.

See Darrin Verhagen's exhibition version of the work here.

A Private Living Room in Armadale, Victoria
24 - 26 November 2011 at 9pm
SOLD OUT
All Tickets $75

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Following Daniel Schlusser’s radical revisions of the poetic texts of Ibsen and Calderon, OPHELIA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE further develops this hyper-realist mode, placing the decisions of a contemporary woman into a context of devious political machinations, sexual perversion and casual murder. Striking theatre emerges from quotidian gestures, in the uncommon locale of a Melbourne living-room.

OPHELIA DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE is a cross-artform opera, bringing together text from Hamlet, video, physical extremes and Verhagen’s dark combination of music and Noise to create a new chamber opera performance installation.

Director: Daniel Schlusser
Composer: Darrin Verhagen
Video Artist: Richard Grant and Kit Webster
Choreographer: Frances d'Ath
Design: Marg Horwell
Performers: Daniel Schlusser, Karen Sibbing & Lily Paskas


Read more on the Bell Shakespeare website here.

'The contemporary planes of house - its huge, white kitchen, its carefully lit back garden and swimming pool - become stages for a haunting: Hamlet exists as a fragmentary memory, distorted glimpses of perverse, operatic passion within a domestic, naturalistic setting...We see a fragmentary narrative of repressed erotic energies invading and exploding in this scene of idealised, aspirational domesticity.' Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes