Chamber Made Opera


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Wake © Chamber Made Opera


15–20 July 2014

Conceived by Maeve Stone (IRE) & John Rodgers (AUS)

Performance in Limerick, Ireland

Venue: Location will be revealed upon booking
Tickets: €20 full / €12 concession
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"So authentic, so stylish and accomplished, it beggars a fitting description... Bravo to all concerned. ‘Wake’ is an astonishing triumph."

"The Australian Company, imported by Limerick City of Culture to collaborate with an array of talented Irish artists, manifests its mission statement of re-inventing our bellowing, big-lunged impressions of what “opera” can be."


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Maeve Stone (IRE) Director
Tom Lane (IRE) Composer & Sound Designer
Christie Stott (AUS) Video Designer
Tamara Saulwick (AUS) Dramaturg
Katherine O'Malley (IRE) Performer & Choreographer
Rory Grubb (IRE) Musician & Sound Design

Pius McGrath (IRE) Technician
Fionnuala Gygax (IRE) Assistant Director
Jo Mangan (IRE) Commissioning Programmer
Pan Pan Theatre (IRE) Administration/Local Auspice
Produced by Chamber Made Opera (AUS)

Wake is a journey into the eye of the storm. Performed in a private home in Limerick, Wake is opera like you have never seen it before - visceral, intimate and contemporary - a unique combination of music, performance, sound and video art.

The heart of a home is revealed. Memories of the past haunt the corridors, old love and fresh wounds sing through walls, as a woman struggles to take control of her future.

Performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Katherine O'Malley with a sound-score performed by composer Tom Lane and musician Rory Grubb, and directed by Maeve Stone, Wake is a collaboration between some Ireland's brightest talent and one of Australia’s most ground-breaking companies, Chamber Made Opera.

Commissioned by the Limerick City of Culture, Wake is a response to the ancient ‘Curse on Limerick’ by St Munchin who grew so furious at the lack of help from locals in building his church that he prayed strangers would prosper in the town whilst locals would remain forever unfortunate and unsuccessful.

Sadly, the team will not be joined in Ireland by Australian national treasure John Rodgers, who worked with Irish artist Maeve Stone in the project's initial creative development stage in Melbourne. John is unable to travel to Ireland due to ill health but contributed greatly to the creation and conception of the work, and that artistic heart will remain in Limerick. Speedy recovery, John!

Commissioned and funded by the Limerick City of Culture.

Chamber Made Opera is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria and by the City of Melbourne.

Photo: Maeve Stone with SWEET Creative