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Daughters

Exploring gender violence through the power of music

Can art tell an old story in a new way? Does music have the power to transform narrative and heal wounds left wide open for centuries?

Daughters exposes a story often hidden behind closed doors and swept away from society’s day-to-day life. A story that ends in the death of one woman each week, yet is not considered a national emergency.

Through the expressive form of the Portuguese fado, guitar and song join together to tell the real-life stories of women and girls effected by gender violence. The soulful depth of soprano Aivale Cole’s voice will take you on a powerful journey following the survivors who can speak their truth and those who cannot.

Experience how music can deliver the strength of the women and girls who have been lost to domestic violence.

Libretto by Tammy Brennan and music by David Chisholm, with musicians Mauricio Carrasco, Leni Phillipe-Janon and Miranda Hill.

Join us for a panel discussion before the performance.

Event times
Panel discussion 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Interval 7.15pm – 8pm
Performance 8pm – 9pm

The song-cycle is part of a world first intercultural Australian and Indian opera project, The Daughters Opera Project. The full international opera work premieres in New Delhi, India in January 2020. The opera is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, The Australian High Commission, and Teamwork Arts.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au.

In an emergency, call 000.

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When

Thursday 17 October 2019 from 6.30pm to 9.45pm

Cost

Performance only: $40.00
Performance and panel discussion: $55.00

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Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • People who are blind or have low vision
  • National Relay Service
  • Audio description
  • Hearing loop

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