Thank you, Paul Selar, for a 2016 Opera Chaser Award for Outstanding Lighting Design ("The Scottish Opera"), but you deserve an award for Outstanding Opera Champion!
Paul Selar, thank you so much for the kind words and for the genius idea of a double bill.
"For those who saw last year's eerily stylised The Difficulty of Crossing a Field by David Lang, you'll recognise Leonard's edgy choreographed directorial style, and it's easy to imagine these two works paired alongside each other in what would be a deeply rewarding double bill."
Premieres September 4, 2016 at the Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival. Verdi's "Macbeth" adapted and rearranged for six instruments by composer Peter Stopschinski. Directed-designed by Luke Leonard. Produced by Gertrude Opera (Australia).
I have been working on a new play entirely comprised of promises. It is called Promise Play, or Monologue For a Man Who's Been Kicked in the Mouth by a Horse. Here is a link to the very first drawing: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBDGvNAtWG1/?taken-by=monkparrots
A special thanks to Paul Selar for honoring me with a 2015 OperaChaser Melbourne Award for Best Director of The Difficulty of Crossing a Field.
Yesterday, I was under pressure to complete a song for "Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" and spit one out before rehearsal. The following is a farewell ditty to be sung by a trio of camels.
Oil wells drip
Her heart rips
You are cold and all alone
Here we stand
What went wrong?
This will be
our last song
Can't last forever
Lost in illusions
Selling not buying
You never loved first
We know it hurts