Performance dates & times

Wednesday 17 Mar
7:30 PM
Friday 19 Mar
7:30 PM
Saturday 20 Mar
1:00 PM

Running Time 1 hour 40 minutes, plus interval

Price range

Standard
$39.00 - $95.00
Concession
$39.00 - $85.00
Senior
$39.00 - $90.00
30 & Under
$30.00

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Ancient myths for modern times.

Echo, a talkative nymph of the forest, is in love with Narcissus, who only loves himself. After she is rejected, Echo retreats to the caves, doomed to forever repeat only the words she hears. Narcissus is unable to tear himself away from his own reflection and turns into a flower on the riverbank.

The gift of prophecy becomes a curse when no one believes you. Cassandra foresees that the Trojan horse will lead to the downfall of her people, but her warnings go unheeded. The gods show mortals who’s boss.

Two Melbourne-based writing teams reimagine these timeless stories in a double bill of new works commissioned as a direct response to the coronavirus crisis.

Whether watching in the theatre or livestreamed, these prescient myths will foretell and entertain. Heed their moral lessons.

 

Your safety and wellbeing

Face masks must worn indoors at all times, including during the performance. Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask. Foyer bars will be closed until further notice. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures

 


Echo and Narcissus

COMPOSER
Kevin March
LIBRETTIST
Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Echo
Kathryn Radcliffe
Narcissus
Nathan Lay
Female Ensemble

Cassandra

COMPOSER
Simon Bruckard
LIBRETTIST
Constantine Costi
Priam
Simon Meadows
Apollo
Samuel Sakker
Cassandra
Shakira Dugan

Creative team

CONDUCTOR
Simon Bruckard

DIRECTOR
Sam Strong

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Anna Cordingley

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Paul Jackson

ORCHESTRA
Victorian Opera Chamber Ensemble

  • Victorian Opera

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