November 27, 1998
Matricide
Composer:Elena Kats-Chernin
Librettist:Kathleen Mary Fallon
Synopsis
This work is based on the famous New Zealand murder case (which recently was made into a film called Heavenly Creatures) in which two teenage girls, who were lovers, murder one of their mothers because of her attempts to keep them apart. The opera/musical is set in the prison after their conviction, and contains a series of flashbacks which explore the difficult dynamics of mother/daughter relationships and satirizes the conservative nature of 1950s society. The opera/musical is written in a outrageously "high camp" style with explicit sexual content and language.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:15

Number of Acts
1


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