Cathy Milliken


Romeo's Passion

Photo: 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.

Download: Score (pdf)

Romeo’s Passion - is an intimate chamber opera portraying a family and its inner turmoil about their son’s coming out as gay. They must finally come to terms with this and the cancelling of his impending marriage to a childhood female sweetheart. It portrays the challenges of acceptance of difference and is an introduction to issues involved and the emotionally charged responses to this topic.




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