Chamber Pot Opera tells the story of 3 women who meet for the first time in a public bathroom. One is in an abusive relationship, another is terrified that she has come on too strong on a date, and the third has been promoted through the glass ceiling to land her dream job. Together they sing of shared histories, traumas and fantasies using a catalogue of popular music from the operas of Puccini, Mozart and Bizet.
A uniquely intimate production, Chamber Pot Opera will be performed for only 42 audience members at a time in the elegant Playhouse ladies bathroom at the Sydney Opera House. The 3 performers will use the entirety of the splendid and intimate space from the bathroom sinks and decorative mirrors to the hand dryers and toilet stalls to weave together a story in a setting where women can safely express themselves.
Originally performed in November 2016, this new season of Chamber Pot Opera is due in no small part to the Sydney Opera House’s commitment to creating new operas for contemporary audiences and fostering new, young, and exciting artistic talent.
Chamber Pot Opera features a talented team of singers and creatives from NIDA and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, bringing together Australia’s next generation of opera performers and creators.
Chamber Pot Opera is the only opera written and designed specifically for publicly accessible women’s bathrooms. It’s sure to delight opera novices and aficionados alike.
Following seasons in Adelaide, Edinburgh and St Petersburg, Chamber Pot Opera returns to Sydney to play in Australia’s foremost opera venue for its final season. Tickets go on sale on Friday 22 February.