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The Water Babies


The Water Babies

  • Date: Saturday, 18 June 2016, 6pm
  • Venue: The Reginald Theatre — Seymour Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
  • Tickets: $45/$35; family $65 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9351 7940

Event Details

Charles Kingsley’s iconic work, The Water Babies, as a folk opera combining popular and classic musical idioms from various eras. A handpicked orchestra of eleven seasoned professionals preserve the charm, glory and terror of Kingsley’s work.

The performance is delivered by a company of ten principal singers, including two talented young performers who take on the pivotal roles of Tom and Ellie. Composer Freddie Hill has freely adapted Kingsley’s vision in a way which opens up views on this well-loved fairy tale.

The Water Babies will resonate with those who are familiar with it from their childhoods, as well as those who are new to the story.

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

Featured Australian Works

The water babies (dramatic music) (1999) by Fred Hill — World premiere
— performed by Josephine Truman and Mara Kiek

Featured artists

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