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For BLEACH* 2022 we’re partnering with Opera Queensland to create a brand new Opera. The inspiration for this new work is going to be a story from the Gold Coast and that’s where you come in…
Do you have a story to tell? From anytime and anywhere in the city, we want stories that are intrinsically a part of this place. They can be about big love or small love; joy filled or sorrowful; on the darker side or full of hope; stories about someone inspiring or a moment in time.
Home Grown Opera is earmarked to be a highlight of the festival when BLEACH* makes its much-anticipated return in August 2022. A concert presentation of this new work will showcase local talent in an ambitious celebration of stories from the region.
BLEACH* and Opera Queensland are inviting local raconteurs and storytellers to share stories connected to the Gold Coast. These will then become inspiration for the creation of the Opera. Locals are invited to pitch their ideas via an open call for proposals this month. Stories can be fact or fiction. The successful story or stories will be chosen by a panel of arts leaders from the community and Opera Queensland.
This new Opera is an exceptional professional development opportunity for local artists. The winning story will be developed by a professional librettist and composer over a series of creative developments in the months ahead. The end result will be shared with audiences at the BLEACH* Festival 2022.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.