The Space Between
22 September @ 8:00 pm - 2 October @ 9:30 pm AEST
An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until 23 September 2018
Opera has a habit of killing its heroines, but this one’s not going without a fight.
Australia’s sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 23 September 2018. Created by Paul Grabowsky and Steve Vizard, The Space Between is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano Emma Matthews.
A diva sings her final note and is plunged into an abyss of memory and madness. Can she find the thread of meaning to her existence that will lead her back out of the maelstrom?
A song cycle that resonates far beyond the theatre walls, the performance marks a major new monument in the landscape of Australian theatre. Drawing its breath from the many great female roles across opera history, The Space Between follows a diva whose own history is just as full of parts: performer, singer, lover, wife, mother, daughter.
To Emma Matthews’ prodigious talents are added the unique abilities of jazz master Jamie Oehlers, musical polymath Paul Grabowsky, celebrated wordsmith Steve Vizard and director Leticia Caceres. Together this powerhouse team pays tribute to the history of the opera heroine while dragging the form into our own age.