Three French Tales, Three Australian Composers, One World Premiere
Starkly realised images, the extremes of human experience, the deceptive and ever-changing nature of reality: all form the narrative substance of Gustave Flaubert’s Three Tales.
This new Australian opera assembles three talented composers to bring their unique styles to an adaptation by acclaimed Australian playwright Daniel Keene.
A Simple Heart, the story of devoted servant Felicité, is realised by jazz saxophonist Zac Hurren and performed by much-loved singer-songwriter Katie Noonan.
Dermot Tutty explores the world of The Legend of St Julian the Hospitaller; following a man’s transformation from fierce conqueror and hunter to compassionate hermit.
The story of Salome and John the Baptist is revisited in Herodias, composed by Stefan Cassomenos.
Experience three compositionally diverse new Australian works in this intimate chamber opera featuring virtuosic Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS.