Sydney Chamber Opera

July 28 - August 2, 2014
Sydney, NSW


by Michael Smetanin & Alison Croggon

World premiere

Vladimir Mayakovsky: poet, lover, revolutionary. Innovative Australian composer Michael Smetanin joins forces with award-winning writer and librettist Alison Croggon to tell the incendiary story of Stalin’s favourite poet.

Mayakovsky blends Russian Futurism with hypermodern electronica in a dizzying ride through the 20th century. Its epic canvas is populated by a parade of figures: lovers, apparatchiks, writers, radicals, and Uncle Joe Stalin himself. It begins with a voice from the future and ends in cataclysm. It is fierce, uncompromising, and strangely beautiful.

Sydney Chamber Opera’s world premiere production brings the pulsing energies of rebellion to the Carriageworks stage.


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