In this madcap contemporary opera, two singers must build flatpack IKEA furniture from scratch at the same time as telling the story of two siblings struggling to cope with their newly widowed mother’s ever-growing book collection. It’s a race against the clock as the siblings’ competitive spirit takes over. Who will finish first? Who will put one of the pieces on back to front by accident? This is a show for anyone who has lost it trying to save money by building their own furniture.
Duration: 22-25 minutes
Instrumentation: Percussion (marimba, toy piano, woodblocks, bells, and cymbal) or piano and percussion (toy piano, bells, and cymbal)
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University of New England // September 2018
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