Significance of Gallipoli songs not lost on Fiebig
SOPRANO Taryn Fiebig has shed a few tears while working on her latest performance in Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Reflection onGallipoli.
Directed by Neil Armfield, the production fuses music and spoken word, recounting letters and diaries of young soldiers with projected photographs taken at the front line.
“We all know about Gallipoli but when it becomes a personal account, as this presentation is, it’s very sobering and may it never happen again,” Fiebig said.
“You always think war is at a distance but it was so up close and personal. It will be a fairly heavy and moving meditation on a pretty sad and heroic part of our history.”
Fiebig grew up in Wembley Downs and attended Churchlands Senior High School before studying a Bachelor of Music Performance in cello at UWA and post-grad at Australian Opera Studio.
She has called Sydney home for a decade and returns to Perth with her role singing two Turkish lullabies and a 12-minute soprano solo Our Sons, written by Carl Vine and inspired by the text of Turkey’s first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, inscribed on the memorial stone at Anzac Cove.
“I really wanted to perform with the ACO and I love Carl Vine’s work,” Fiebig said.
“I think he’s amazing and historically it’s really important to be a part of.
“It’s a story that needs to be told and as they say, lest we forget.”