Sig­nif­i­cance of Gal­lipoli songs not lost on Fiebig

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage - Tanya MacNaughton

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.”

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