- for solo guitar, mezzo-soprano and counter-tenor, and orchestra
“Songs and Dances of Death & Desire” is a tribute to the life and personality of Carmen Rupe, Maori transvestite, high-club owner, exotic dancer, drag queen, Wellington mayoral candidate, etc., and also reworks musical snippets from Bizet’s opera, Carmen.
|08 Mar 2013||
Performed as part of the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival by the Auckland Philharmonia, conductor Kenneth Young, with Mere Boynton and Anna Pierard (mezzo-sopranos), dancer Jason Moore, guitarist Norio Sato and countertenor, Xiao Ma.
Directed by Warwick Broadhead.
|24 May 2015||
Arrangement for string quartet performed by Anna Pierard (mezzo-soprano), the NZSQ, and Alexander Gunchenko (double bass) at the Jack Body Memorial Concert, at St Andrews on the Terrace, in Wellington.
‘To Julia de Burgos’ only.