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posted 03/03/2020

The Sydney Opera House Presents “Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep” – CANCELLED


We regret to advise that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Rhiannon Giddens has had to cancel her show at Sydney Opera House on 18-20 March.

We apologies for the inconvenience and please contact the venue to receive a full refund.


A Sonic Portrait of a Woman and an Exploration into Time, Memory, Control and Loss

The Sydney Opera House is proud to present Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep, featuring Margaret Leng Tan in a co-production by Chamber Made and CultureLink Singapore.

New York-based Singaporean pianist Margaret Leng Tan forged a path as a major force within the American avant-garde, serving as a musical muse for such giants as John Cage and George Crumb, and transforming the toy piano into a serious instrument. Her stellar career is a touchstone for the past 40 years of experimental musical innovation.

Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep combines spoken and recorded text, projected images and original music for prepared piano, toy piano, toys and percussion by Tan’s long-term collaborator Erik Griswold.

Created by a team of Singaporean and Australian artists, including Chamber Made artistic director Tamara Saulwick, video artist Nick Roux, and dramaturg Kok Heng Leun and performed by Tan, this cross-cultural collaboration is an evocative collage of the forces that have shaped Tan’s life and how music has been both her passion and her refuge.

What: Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep

When: 18 to 20 March, 2020

Where: The Sydney Opera House

To Find Out More & To Book Online  Click Here.