Cathy Milliken


Projects // Music Theatre


10.3.2022 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London (Newest Edition)
“Night Shift”
for audience, ensemble, choir and soloists
Remix Ensemble Casa da Música-Porto
Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer

24 & 25.6.2022 Adelaide Town Hall
Earth Plays V - Ediacaran
for orchestra (new part to Earth Plays cycle) WP
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Benjamin Northey

28 - 30.7.2022 Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall WP
Fifty Fanfares
Commission for orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Simone Young

3.8.2022 Concert Hall, QPAC; Brisbane
Piece 43 For Now
for Chamber Orchestra
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Elena Schwarz


  • ACH! Fast eine Funkoper

    A collaborative work commissioned by the Münchener Biennale for Musik und Theater. Including 80 residents of Munich, Volkshochschule Munich, soloist musicians, actor and soprano Jessica Aszodi. Composers and directors: Cathy Milliken, Dietmar Wiesner, Robyn Schulkowsky. Premiere 24.5.20 Schwerer Reiter Munich as part of the Biennale, Munich.


  • Romeo's Passion

    for 2 sopranos, 2 tenors, oboe, violin, piano. A musical-theatrical work for five singers, oboe, violin and piano. Premiere at the Hillbrow Theatre, Johannesburg and produced by Apthorp.


  • Wenden und Drehen

    A participatory work and performance for Wismar choirs, commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. Premiered 25.6.2016. Score unavailable.


  • Comfort Ye

    An opera based on stories, texts and songs by young South African singers. Composition- Georg Friedrich Handel, Cathy Milliken, Bloekombos Secondary School Choir. Directed by Robert Lehmeier. Produced by Umculo Festival/Shirley Apthorpe Director.

  • GAACH-Quasi eine Volksoper (- a sort of Folkopera)

    Part of the artistic Team of GAACH carrying out workshops at the development stage for "GAACH-quasi einer Volksoper"- for the Münchener Biennale 2016.

  • We are all stars

    "We are all Stars", a production by Future Labo with Chris Wainwright in collaboration with Cathy Milliken for Kamaishi, Tohoku. Various groups- choirs, Brass choirs and community leaders were involved in two performances. The first was at Nehama Beach just outside Kamaishi on the 29th August. The second took place at the Hojuji Temple, Kamaishi on 5th September.


  • Comfort Ye (opera)

    An opera developed in the townships of Cape Town. Over 2 years an opera based on the lives of young south african singers and partly created by them was finally, after creative workshops in 2013 and a pre production showing in 2014 brought to performance at the artscape theatre in March 2015, Capetown. Director Robert Lehmeier, Musical Director Warwick Stengaards/Erik Dipenaar, Composer Georg Friedrich Händel and Cathy Milliken, Choir (Bloekombos Secondary School) and soloists, Siyasanga Yonela Mbuyazwe, Bongiwe Nakani, Rheinald Tshepo Moagi, Njabulo Sifiso Mthimkhulu and actors Nicholate Ngongoshe and Xolisa Kapakati.


  • Denotation Babel/Cosmicmemos

    Music theatre piece in two parts, based on "Denotation Babel" by Helmut Krausser and "Six Memos for the next Millennium" by Italo Calvino by Kretzschmar, Wiesner, Milliken (HCD-Productions) A production by the schauspielfrankfurt 19.1.2003 schauspielfrankfurt


  • Hamletink

    Music theatre based on William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" A production by the International Music Institute of Darmstadt and Mousonturm Frankfurt Supported by the Australia Council 21.8.2001 Mousonturm, Frankfurt

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