martin friedel composer


opera

The commissioning and performance of the operas received support from the Australia Council, Creative Victoria and The City of Melbourne

SIN 1978 Comic opera in one act, libretto by Jack Hibberd
2 sopranos, tenor and baritone and chamber orchestra.
Victoria State Opera 1978, Union Theatre, University of Melbourne.Richard Divall conductor,  Paul Hampton stage director.

SOUTH OF NORTH 1986 Chamber opera in one act, libretto by Garrie Hutchinson
6 male voices, 2 pianos and percussion
Australian National Playwrights Conference 1986 and 2nd International Music Theatre Workshop in Munich.
 Martin Friedel, conductor, Neil Armfield stage director.

SEDUCTION OF A GENERAL 1989 Chamber opera in one act, libretto by Martin Friedel.
Solo soprano, computer controlled electronic ensemble and and video projection video. Seduction Opera 1992 Adelaide Festival of the Arts Victorian Arts Centre 1993. Martin Friedel conductor, David Myles stage director, Marshal White video projections.

THE HEAVEN MACHINE 1991 Chamber opera in one act, libretto by Martin Friedel.
Solo soprano, computer controlled electronic ensemble Buchla Lightning MIDI controller and and video projection. Seduction Opera, 1992 Adelaide Festival of the Arts. Victorian Arts Centre 1993. Martin Friedel conductor, David Myles stage director, Marshal White video projections.

FOXY! 1992 Chamber Opera in one act, libretto by Martin Friedel
Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, 2 Baritones and Bass, Chamber Orchestra Sydney Metropolitan Opera 1992, Belvoir Street Theatre. Roland Peelman conductor, John Wregg stage director. (Co-winner Australian One Act Opera Competition)

TERRA INFIRMA : OPERATIC EVENT FOR SKYSCRAPER 1993, libretto by Martin Friedel
for singers, electronics and percussion. Seduction Opera, December 1993, The Rooftop, Commonwealth Bank Building Bourke St., Melbourne. Martin Friedel conductor, David Myles stage director, Krystof Koslowski projections.

Harry and Betsy Truman from Foxy.mp3

The Welcome from Terra Infirma.mp3