Blushnow

BlushNOW is Blush Opera's contemporary music arm, supporting new compositions and productions which have an interest in contemporary themes and stories that reflect 21st century culture and life. BlushNOW serves to premiere new productions, support young composers in their quest to bring new opera to the stage.

PROJECTS

  Chop Chef: The opera  is currently in creative development stage as part of The Southlands Breakthrough Award 2017 supported by The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Penrith. The figment of composer Paul Smith and Julie Koh's imagination, they have been dubbed Smith & Koh as this is there inaugural work together. It is also supported by the New Music Network and Inner West Council

Chop Chef: The opera is currently in creative development stage as part of The Southlands Breakthrough Award 2017 supported by The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Penrith. The figment of composer Paul Smith and Julie Koh's imagination, they have been dubbed Smith & Koh as this is there inaugural work together. It is also supported by the New Music Network and Inner West Council

    How to Build a Billy  is a madcap chamber opera where two opera singers must build a Billy bookcase live on stage while telling the story of two siblings struggling to cope with their mother’s ever-growing book collection. It premiered in 2018 at Bondi Feast Festival.

How to Build a Billy is a madcap chamber opera where two opera singers must build a Billy bookcase live on stage while telling the story of two siblings struggling to cope with their mother’s ever-growing book collection. It premiered in 2018 at Bondi Feast Festival.

  Fancy Me Dead  is an original opera composed and written by Paul Smith. Having its premiere at the Festival of Voices 2015 in Hobart, it has also been performed twice in Sydney at the New Music Network Mini Series Festival in 2016 and at Bondi Feast Festival in 2017 with a new chamber ensemble arrangement.

Fancy Me Dead is an original opera composed and written by Paul Smith. Having its premiere at the Festival of Voices 2015 in Hobart, it has also been performed twice in Sydney at the New Music Network Mini Series Festival in 2016 and at Bondi Feast Festival in 2017 with a new chamber ensemble arrangement.

  The Spider Maiden and the Runaway Plum Blossom  is a creation of Paul Smith's, written for the Kris Foundation Singapore. It had it's premiere in October 2016 at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Since then it has been programmed at the Site and Sounds Festival in Sydney and the Bellingen Fine Music Festival in 2018.

The Spider Maiden and the Runaway Plum Blossom is a creation of Paul Smith's, written for the Kris Foundation Singapore. It had it's premiere in October 2016 at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Since then it has been programmed at the Site and Sounds Festival in Sydney and the Bellingen Fine Music Festival in 2018.