The Second Hurricane

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A Youth Opera

The Second Hurricane

Victorian Opera presents Aaron Copland’s presents

The Second Hurricane

In a storm-ravaged American town, a group of high school students offer their help to a nearby county before becoming stranded in the wake of a second hurricane. Through trial and tribulation, the teenagers must learn to work together if they’re going to survive.

Aaron Copland’s work was originally written for students when it premiered in New York in 1937. Eighty years on, The Second Hurricane makes its welcome Victorian Opera debut as the company’s youth opera for 2017 and will be performed by a cast of singers aged 15 - 25 together with students from Victorian Opera’s Youth Chorus Ensemble. The opera will be directed by Libby Hill with Angus Grant as musical director. Copland’s youth opera tells an important parable of the reaffirmation of community through surviving the darkness of disaster.


Composer Aaron Copland
Librettists Edwin Denby

Musical Director Angus Grant
Director Libby Hill
Set & Costume Designer Candice MacAllister
Sound Designer Jim Atkins
Lighting Designer Eduard Ingles Sancho
Cast A cast of singers aged 15 - 25 together with students from Victorian Opera’s Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE)

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra


Friday 6 Oct, 7:30pm
Saturday 7 Oct, 2pm
Sunday 8 Oct, 2pm
Saturday 14 Oct, 1pm and 4pm
Sunday 15 Oct, 1pm


Horti Hall


Price range

Adult: $35
Child: $25
Senior: $30
Concession: $30

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