O Mensch

O Mensch!, Sydney Chamber Opera

22 -24 January, 2016
Sydney Chamber Opera
Track 8, Carriageworks, Sydney

Music by Pascal Dusapin
Text by Friedrich Nietzsche

Director: Sarah Giles
Costume Design: Charlie Davis
with Mitchell Riley and Jack Symonds

Restoring the voice to one of the mightiest minds in history, O Mensch!transforms 21 poems by Friedrich Nietzsche into a series of shattering musical declarations in French composer Pascal Dusapin’s intimate and inspired recent opera, and successor to Passion.

In a virtuoso performance by baritone and piano, audiences are plunged into the agonies and the ecstasies of this era-defining genius as fierce ideology collides with high emotion.A stark production directed by Sarah Giles and lit by lighting installation artist Katie Sfetkidis, O Mensch! features the indomitable baritone Mitchell Riley, who appeared in Sydney Chamber Opera’s …pas à pas – nulle parte… – for the 2014 Sydney Festival.