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Performance dates & times

Friday 27 May
1:00 PM*
Saturday 28 May
11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM

*Relaxed performance - see Notes for more details

Running Time 50 minutes, no interval

Price range

30 & Under
Family 4+

*Concession applies to valid health card/pensioner cardholders, full time student cardholders and MEAA Cardholders.

**Valid for 1 Adult & 3 Children (Under 12) or 2 Adults & 2 Children (Under 12)

Oscar Wilde’s charming short story, The Selfish Giant, has enchanted young readers since it was first published in 1888.

After a cantankerous Giant banishes children from playing in his garden, he experiences the chill of perpetual Winter. When children sneakily return, so does the beauty and joyfulness of Spring, teaching the Giant to open his heart generously in order to enjoy life’s riches.

This Green Room Award-winning adaptation comes from the creative genius of two of Victorian Opera’s former Developing Artists: composer Simon Bruckard (Cassandra) and librettist Emma Muir-Smith.

Following its sold-out debut season in 2019, The Selfish Giant returns to the stage with its wit and playfully eclectic musical style. A treat for the whole family!


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Creative Team

Composer and Conductor
Simon Bruckard
Emma Muir-Smith
Cameron Menzies
Original Choreography
Elizabeth Hill-Cooper
Set and Costume Designer
James Browne
Lighting Designer
Eduard Inglés
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra


The Giant
Stephen Marsh
Artists from the Masters of Music (Opera Performance), The University of Melbourne
In association with Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and The University of Melbourne. Supported by Jane Hemstritch. Relaxed Performance is supported by The Marian & E.H. Flack Trust and William Angliss Charitable Fund.

  • Victorian Opera

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