Date of Award
Bachelor of Performing Arts Honours
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education & Arts
A study of Rendez-vous: an Opera Nair, a contemporary chamber opera written by Australian-born composer Lindsay Vickery (b. 1965). The opera was based upon the novel Djinn by the French postmodernist author Alain Robbe-Grillet. Vickery composed the opera over a two-year period from 1993-1995. It was finally performed in 2001 after some revision. The novel contained a non-linear narrative and film genre references. The non-linear narrative structure was represented through a serial-like musical device. Musical influences were derived from classical music and film. Applied technology was utilised in the composition process and in the final production with the introduction of video sets and synchronization.
Willett, A. (2006). An Investigation Into Lindsay Vickery's Rendez-vous: an Opera Noir. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1271