Dark Sonnet: A dramatic 1 act opera about a nagging wife and faithless husband.
Based on the play "Before Breakfast" by Eugene O’Neill which had over 40 performances, including a television and radio broadcast in London. Opinions expressed by the critics were nearly all extreme which Chisholm took as a good sign. It was described as the "most sordid, repellent, seamy drama ever set to music and called ‘opera’". On the other hand it was described as "a beautiful piece of work, a brilliant achievement, even a masterpiece".
This version was performed at the Little Theatre, University of Cape Town in February 2004.