Genevieve Lacey


An act of speaking your thoughts aloud, oblivious to any listeners

Using Georg Philip Telemann’s Twelve Fantasies for Solo Flute, Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2018 Artist in Residence Genevieve Lacey has created Soliloquy.

This deeply personal live work straddles multiple genres – early music, contemporary dance and visual theatre, contemporary instrumental opera, and involves the participation of several untrained performers of different ages and backgrounds.

Working in collaboration with a creative team directed by Gideon Obarzanek, Soliloquy transforms one solo performer’s innermost musical secrets, fragilities, rages and passions into an amplified, multi-genre experience of engrossed listening, personified by a cross section of humanity on stage.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre



Genevieve Lacey, musician and concept
Gideon Obarzanek, director
Nick Schlieper, lighting designer
Harriet Oxley, costume designer
Stephanie Lake, movement director
Michaela Coventry, producer – Sage Arts


Genevieve Lacey, recorder
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Genevieve Lacey Seeking Volunteers

Genevieve Lacey and collaborators are seeking volunteers to participate in the creative development of her new work Soliloquy.

Please contact Michaela Coventry at if you are able to attend ONE of the following sessions:

Dancehouse – 150 Princes Street Carlton North
Monday 23rd July – 2pm to 6pm
Tuesday 24th July – 2pm to 6pm
Wednesday 25th July – 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 26th July – 2pm to 6pm
Friday 27th July – 11am to 2pm

No musical or dance experience necessary.


This production is part of the following series:


In 2018 we welcome internationally acclaimed recorder virtuoso and artistic director Genevieve Lacey as our Artist-in-Residence.