Chief Conductor Jessica Gethin returns to Dallas

Perth Symphony Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Jessica Gethin has returned to the USA, and is currently in Dallas assisting on the US Premiere of Van Der Aa’s 3D Opera, ‘Sunken Garden‘ working with Nicole Paiement (Principal Guest Conductor, The Dallas Opera) and Michel Van Der Aa (Composer/Director). A 3D opera… how exciting! Love the innovation from The Dallas Opera.

Sunken Garden is Van der Aa’s fourth work for music theatre. Like its predecessors it employs a distinctive combination of live action and video projections to tell its story, and for the first time includes 3D film!

Nicole Paiement has gained an international reputation as a conductor of contemporary music and opera. She has conducted multiple performances for The Dallas Opera, and returns this year to conduct Sunken Garden.

Michel van der Aa is a truly multidisciplinary figure in contemporary music. A unique voice, he combines composition with film and stage direction, and script writing. Classical instruments, voices, electronic sound, actors, theatre and video are all seamless extensions of his musical vocabulary.


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