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3 August 2022

Feline Intimate

Northern Ireland Opera presents International Singing Sensation MEOW MEOW to bowl over Belfast and grace the Empire stage for one special night only

Feline Intimate

Meow Meow’s Belfast appearance promises an intimate introductory evening of musical mayhem and beauty from Brecht and Brel to Radiohead and beyond  with the stellar performer – and concert maestro Ben Dawson on piano.

Her unique brand of subversive and sublime entertainment has hypnotized, inspired and seduced audiences worldwide from Shanghai to Slovenia, from London’s West End to Lincoln Centre New York, to Berlin’s Konzerthaus to the Hollywood Bowl, to the Sydney Opera House.

“There are not many women who can stun an audience into pin-drop silence with an exquisitely delivered torch song one moment and rock the rafters with laughter the next. Meow-Meow is that rare combination – devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords. No one now does it better than Meow” Evening Standard, UK

Meow’s original music theatre works have been commissioned by David Bowie, Pina Bausch and Baryshnikov amongst others, and with orchestras she specialises in Weimar and French chanson repertoire as well as jump-cut explorations of Schubert and Schumann.

The hilarious crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has performed her “orchestrated chaos” shows with The London Philharmonic, Sydney, Seattle, Bergen and San Francisco Symphonies and her latest album “Hotel Amour” with Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale was ranked in the Times UK top 100 albums of 2019.

Her theatre credits include on the West End in London, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Jenny in Die Dreigroschen Oper with the London Philharmonic in Paris and London, Anna  in Die Sieben Todsünden at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Hamer Hall Victoria and a critically acclaimed Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls at Royal Albert Hall. She is guest artist with Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal.

She has created numerous fantastical song cycles for crumbling theatres and bespoke civic events including in Liverpool UK involving the city’s brass bands, a riot and a requiem in a graveyard. She performed recently at Hollywood Bowl with Pink Martini and in her original work at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and in “Meow’s Pandemonium” with Sydney Symphony at Sydney Opera House. Upcoming: she curates and performs a programme for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra entitled “ The 20’s and all that Dissonance Vol.1” involving works by Schwitters, Stravinsky, Weill, Schulhof and Walton.

Watch a clip from a recent performance by Meow Meow here.

I Lost Myself – Meow Meow + Thomas Lauderdale with Pink Martini | Official Music Video


“Meow Meow catapults the genre of entertainment into a hitherto unknown dimension” Berliner Zeitung

“brilliant … blowtorch wit..”  The Age

“that astonishing voice only needs a phrase to break your heart.” The Times UK

“ a deconstructive tour de force … Her shows blaze a wild trail” The Age

Photo Credit: Suitcase image: Magnus Hastings, Feathers: Harmony Nicholas


The New Yorker

"Brilliantly embodies a new kind of performance art...”