Irwin Street Collective | Love and Lockdown - A Pastiche Opera

Event details


  • WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre
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Date and time

  • Thursday 19 August 2021

Event type

  • On Campus


  • Anyone who likes music

Event Fee

  • $20-$25


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The pastiche opera—a work stitched together from existing pieces—started as a quick and easy way to produce new works, but eventually became a prestigious staple of eighteenth-century European opera houses. In Love and Lockdown, librettist Catherine Noske relocates Baroque Italian arias to the balconies of the COVID pandemic. Centuries-old arias about love, loss, and the power of music take on new meaning as the occupants of three balconies negotiate life in lockdown.  This exciting collaboration brings together student singers from UWA Voice and student actors from UWA English and Literary Studies. They will be accompanied by the Irwin Street Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen. The event will be held in the delightful, balconied space of the WA Museum Boola Bardip.


Date: Thursday 19 August
Time: 7pm
WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre 
Tickets: $20-$25,