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
Harriet Oxley, costume designer
Stephanie Lake, movement director
Michaela Coventry, producer – Sage Arts


Genevieve Lacey, recorder
+ Special Guests


Genevieve Lacey and collaborators are seeking volunteers for the performance of her new work Soliloquy.

Please contact Michaela Coventry at if you are available from 2pm – 9pm on Thursday 22nd November for the public performance, and are able to attend the ONE of the following sessions:

Dancehouse – 150 Princes Street, Carlton North
Thursday 8th November – 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday 14th November – 3pm to 5pm
Thursday 15th November – 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Monday 19th November – 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday 21st November – 3pm to 5pm

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Tuesday 20th November – 12pm to 2pm

No musical or dance experience necessary.


This production is part of the following series:


In 2019 we welcome internationally acclaimed recorder virtuoso and artistic director Genevieve Lacey as our Artist-in-Residence.