Black Water for soprano & piano (Part II-2, 3)

Based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, this extended composition for soprano and piano is not a song-cycle per se, but is closer in its form to that of a monodrama, with the soprano and the pianist assuming multiple roles and states of mind. It is presented completely from the point of view of the drowning woman: in reality, in flashback, in dreams and in hallucinations.

This excerpt features Karen Fitz-Gibbon, soprano, and Julie Sargeant, piano, in the Co-Opera production of the Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2 March 2012.

“[S]ensational … “Black Water” proved a brilliant vehicle for Canberra soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon.”
– Helen Musa (