“Sempre Libera” (2015)

Opera done differently…

“Sempre Libera” was proudly presented in May 2015 by Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts for the Parramatta Anywhere Festival

Watch the final aria here (approx. 2 min)

A cynical and cheeky post-operatic version of Act I of Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata… mashed up with jazz standards, guitar/percussion improvisation, something very familiar from the millennials’ childhoods, and of course metal.








Above: Sarah Toth (Violetta) and Damien Noyce (Alfredo) in rehearsal

Watch the full video here (approx. 30 min)


DirectION: Michal Imielski

Music Direction + Keys: Holly Champion

choreography: Cloe Fournier

Violetta: Sarah Toth (soprano)

Alfredo: Damien Noyce (tenor)

Guitar + metal vocals: Joss Separovic

Percussion: Kaylie dunstan

Concept by Peter Maple + Michal Imielski

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