La Passion de Simone

Sydney Chamber Opera
/ Media Scenography
A stream of rice falls on a woman standing in a black void. The rice is piling up around her.A woman, wearing a dress, stands on stage in front of a large image of herself with a stream of rice falling onto her. A conductor performs on stage in from of a projected image of rice falling onto a woman.  Particles of rice fall from high above onto a woman. The silhouette of a female singer standing in front of a projected video image of her standing in a pile of rice as more rice falls on top of her. A stage with a performer, an orchestra, a large pile of rice and very large projection screen, which depicts an image of rice falling on a woman. Close-up of a woman's face as rice falls onto her from above. A woman stands on stage in front of a massive projection screen, displaying a close-up image of the same woman with rice falling onto her. A stage with a massive screen, on which there is an image of thousands of particles of rice that looks like white noise.
Music: Kaija Saariaho
Libretto: Amin Maalouf
Conductor: Jack Symonds
Principal Artistic Associate: Dr Huw Belling

Soprano: Jane Sheldon
Chorus: The Song Company

Stage Director: Imara Savage
Video Artist: Mike Daly
Set & Costume Designer: Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer: Alexander Berlage
Sound Designer: Bob Scott

Production Manager: Damian Holling
Stage Manager: Georgiane Deal
Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Paterson
Assistant Director: Clemence Williams

Film Producer: Sarah Nichols
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Simpson
1st Assistant Director: Emma Jamvold
1st Assistant Camera: Adrian Seffrin
Rice Delivery System: Stephen Crossley
Data Wrangler: Fiona Young
Gaffer: Finbarr Collins
Best Boy: John Domeney
Safety Officer: Roger Graham
Nurse: Fiona Eadie
Special thanks to Panavision