- comic chamber opera for soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, bass, and string quartet
- 1h 10' 00"
- Seven continous scenes: 1. Hokitika; 2. Beach; 3. Westport; 4. Motel; 5. Greymouth; 6. Beach; 7. Wellington
Quartet is based around the trials and tribulations of a touring string quartet, the Ithaca String Quartet, with the action being set on the West Coast of NZ before moving to the capital, Wellington, for the tour finale. The seven scenes are continuous, and explore the relationships of Penelope and Buddy (New Zealanders), Nadezhda (a moody Russian violinist) and Julian (a new-age American cellist).