Daughters Opera is an inter-cultural contemporary performance work that brings women from diverse backgrounds, cultures and languages in a cross-artform setting.
The opera invites an audience to a conversation about systemic violence and the globally shared experience of women and girls who have undergone trauma and resistance. The performance of the all-female cast aims to address the ongoing everyday acts of gender violence, such as forced labour, infanticide, and injury alongside the expressive form of Portuguese fado music, and live experimental electronics.
Daughters Opera is directed by Anuradha Kapur with libretto written by Tammy Brennan. Music composed by David Chisholm and scenography by Deepan Sivaraman. Movement language and choreography by Victoria Hunt.
Daughters Opera is performed by: Shilpika Bordoloi, Persephone Brennan, Samara Chopra, Aivale Cole, Bhumisuta Das, Melodi Dorcas, Uma Katju, Aashima Mahajan, Kimberly Rodrigues, Ritika Singh and Vanessa Varghese, and Purnima Yengkokpam.
Musicians: Eduardo Baltar Soares, Miranda Hill and Mauricio Carrasco. Live Electronics: Marco Cher-Gibard.
Devising of Hindi Text: Geetanjali Shree. Costume: Marty Jay. Lighting Design: Ben Hughes; Production Dramaturgy: Purav Goswami; Film and Video Design: Kate Blackmore and Midhun Mohan. Production Manager: Taha Abdul Majeed. Scenography Fabrication: Sarthak Narula and Ujjwal Kumar.
The opera is produced by Tammy Brennan and is a direct call to action to address Safety for Women worldwide, and is part of a larger social activism artwork, The Daughters Opera Project.
19 Dec 2019