Cathy Milliken


Projects // Opera


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


  • Ludwig im Wald

    A staged opera for choir, actor, csoprano, piano, cello, e-guitar, percussion. It is musically based around the 6th Symphony of Beethoven but opens to become a somewhat satirical comment on climate change. But is also a heartfelt appell to help save our (and Ludwig's) "Wald" (forest). Premiere 5.6.20 at Dresden Central for the Dresdner Festspiele 2020.


  • GAACH - a kind of Folk Opera

    A participative opera. A commission by Münchener Biennale 2016, to Cathy Milliken, Robyn Schulkowsky, Dietmar Wiesner and 200 Participants. Premiere in the Foyer of the Gasteig Philharmonic Hall on the 5.6.2016.


  • Haus aus Stimmen

    A radio play and Chamber Opera with Libretto by Silke Scheuermann Music by Milliken, Wiesner A production of Radio Days, ZKM, Karlsruhe 8-9.11.2007 Kubus, ZKM Karlsruhe


  • Seven Attempted Escapes from Silence

    (Nr 6. Walls and Mirrors.) A chamber opera in seven parts with Libretto by Jonathan Safran Foer A production by the Staatsoper Berlin 4/17/19/21/25/27/30.9.2005 Magazine, Staatsoper, Berlin

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