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Composer Damien Ricketson's The Howling Girls is a new chamber opera dissecting the medium and metaphor of the voice.

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The Howling Girls

Date: 19 Mar 2018

In the weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington, five young women present separately to hospitals with identical symptoms.

They are unable to swallow, and believe that some debris or body part from the destruction has lodged in their throats. The surgeon who examines them finds no obstruction.

Composer Damien Ricketson’s The Howling Girls is a new chamber opera dissecting the medium and metaphor of the voice, its loss and attempted reconstitution. A solo voice constricted, wheezing, stammering, in decay, a teenage chorus of howling girls, an absent mass, an unearthly theremin, a spectacle of fragmented bodies and voices.

Adena Jacobs directs. Jane Sheldon features with a teenage cast from theatre company The House that Dan Built: Grace Campbell,
Kittu Hoyne, Kiri Jenssen, Emily Pincock, Jayden Selvakumaraswamy and Sylvie Woodhouse.

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