Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre
The Priestess of Morphine will immerse audiences in scenes from the life of Baroness Gertrud Günther von Puttkamer, the dazzling socialite of the Weimar republic, and her nom-de-plume and alter-ego Marie-Madeleine, writer and poet, whose works were nearly erased from history by the Third Reich.
This opera stars rising sopranos and WAAPA graduates Jessica Taylor (Gertrud) and Ava Charleson (Marie-Madeleine), led by emerging director Rachel Doulton and producer Hannah Lee Tungate.
The Priestess of Morphine balances surrealism and operatic grandeur in the tension between artist and muse. This contemporary chamber opera also features the talents of violinist Hannah Brockway, cellist Miranda Murray-Yong, and percussionist Thea Rossen.
Newcomers and opera lovers alike will be surprised and delighted by this ground breaking new production from Tenth Muse Initiative.
“They tried to burn me, to bury my words. They tried. They tried, but they failed.”
Music by Rosśa Crean & Libretto by Aiden K. Feltkamp.
Audience members are also invited to join the cast for a post-show meet and greet at the Kalyenup bar. Part of Albany Pride Festival 2024.
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