A personalised operatic experience via telephone.
Wed Oct 21 8:30 PM

Performance via telephone
100 Percent
General Admission
All Ages
25 Mins
A one-on-one, immersive live telephone experience featuring Beethoven’s song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved).

Music by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Songtext by Alois Isidor Jeitteles.
Additional English dialogue by Monet Hurst-Mendoza.

At a time when many of us are kept apart from those we hold dear, Beethoven's song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved), set to Jeitteles' aching poetry, resonates profoundly with its lamentations of separation and hopes of a reunion. The desire to call out to a loved one from afar speaks directly to the current climate of social-distancing and uncertainty about the future.

This new immersive opera experience invites you to be the 'distant love' for a one-on-one performance featuring a live singer (you choose soprano, tenor or baritone) over your phone. No need to download any additional App. or platform.  

The 'site' for the performance will be yours to decide as your beloved calls you by phone to express their longing and joy to you, their 'distant love'.

Where will you take such an intimate phone call? A chair by the window? A walk through the park?
The immersive experience will begin even before your phone call, as your beloved will send you e-mail love letters in anticipation of finally reconnecting.


In the days leading up to your performance, you will receive two love letters via email that will contain song text translations.

On the day of the performance, the artist will call you at the phone number you provide promptly at your ticketed performance time.

All performances are in AEST (VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT, TAS).

If booking from WA, SA, NT you will need to convert time accordingly.

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 20 minutes.

Language: Your choice of English or German. Additional dialogue in English.