Australian premieres

A staged double bill

… pas à pas- nulle part… by György Kurtág
Into the Little Hill by George Benjamin

Appearing for the first time in the Sydney Festival, Sydney Chamber Opera is joined by Sydney Theatre Company resident director Sarah Giles to present a double bill of contemporary masterpieces.

György Kurtág’s musical meditation on a series of absurdist poems by Samuel Beckett, … pas à pas – nulle part …, transforms a single virtuosic performer into a whirlwind of energy.

Renowned playwright Martin Crimp warps the Pied Piper legend into a dark political tragedy, as George Benjamin’s dangerously beautiful score for Into the Little Hill lures the audience into a maze of sound and story.

Jack Symonds

Sarah Giles

Set & Costume Design
Katren Wood

Lighting Design
Matt Cox

Mitchell Riley
Ellen Hooper
Emily Edmonds

Timothy Brigden
Rebecca Gill
Kelly Tang
James Wannan
Heather Lloyd
Mee Na Lojewski
Thomas Rann
Steven Adler
Jane Bishop
Peter Smith
Natascha Briger
Susan Newsome
Simon Wolnizer
Colin Grisdale
Matthew Harrison
Rebecca Lagos

These performances of … pas à pas- nulle part… Op 36 György Kurtág are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Editions Musica Budapest of Budapest

These performances of Into the Little Hill by George Benjamin are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Faber Music Ltd of London



Bay 17, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh


70 minutes

Press Reviews

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"Outstanding performances by Sydney Chamber Opera at Sydney Festival"
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“A masterclass in dramatic economy and cohesion”
The Sydney Morning Herald
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“Again, Sydney Chamber Opera has presented important modern works with brilliant economy, clarity and utterly engaging directness”

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