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Fly Away Peter


Fly Away Peter

  • Date: Friday, 23 October 2015 to Saturday, 24 October 2015, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Fairfax Studio — Victorian Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Melbourne Festival 2015 series
  • Tickets: $48 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136100

Event Details

Music Elliott Gyger
Libretto Pierce Wilcox
Conductor Jack Symonds
Director Imara Savage

Based on David Malouf’s classic novel Fly Away Peter, this new contemporary opera tells the story of Jim Saddler, a visionary young birdwatcher from Queensland thrust into the nightmare of the Western Front during WWI. Through Jim’s voice of delicate insight, this one act chamber opera travels from a land of life to a panorama of horror.

In honour of the Gallipoli centenary, this profound new contribution to Australian opera tells a story of the Australian spirit that begins at peace, builds to tragedy, and ends in transcendence.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Fly away Peter : chamber opera in one act (2015) by Pierce Wilcox and Elliott Gyger
— performed by Sydney Chamber Opera and Jack Symonds

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