Release Creative | Silver Rain: Illuminated Opera
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2016 (Premiere) | White Night Melbourne | St Paul's Cathedral

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About This Project

Silver Rain is an aurally and visually stunning piece of work which, celebrates modern operatic music and largescale projection art.

Watch on in awe as the visual wonder of large-scale projection spreads across London’s iconic architecture

with award-winning sisters and opera sensations, Kirilie and Ruth Blythman coming together to sing the music of Ricky Ian Gordon. With direction by Zac Tyler (Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Made in Adelaide – Edinburgh) and projection art by Michael Carmody (Malthouse Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company) this Australian work creates a truly immersive and evocative performance experience. Silver Rain explores the junctions between individualism/community, the urban/natural landscapes and linear/vertical time. These juxtaposing themes are profoundly articulated in the words of famous American poets including Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker and Emily Dickinson to which Gordon’s music is set.


Direction: Zac Tyler

Sopranos: Kirilie Blythman and Ruth Blythman 

Pianist: Jacob Abela

Projection: Michael Carmody



Presented by Geelong After Dark

5 May 2017 at 6:10pm and 8:40pm

Geelong Town Hall

This is a free performance supported by The City of Greater Geelong.