Sabat Jesus (music theatre)
by David Chesworth (1989, this version: 1990)
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Sabat Jesus is loosely based on a true story about a deaf mute boy who was found wandering the streets of a Mexican town. At the time, no one could say just who he was or where he was from. When he made a drawing of a crashed airplane, the press and public went wild with speculation. The authorities called him Sabat, after the day on which he was found - Saturday; it later turned out that his real name was Jesus. The work explores some of the many intriguing theories about the boys past.
Year: 1989, this version: 1990
Duration: 20 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
First performance: 13 Sep 90. Melbourne Town Hall
Work conceived by Ariette Taylor; texts by Paul Carter.
Program note: David Chesworth's "Stabat Jesus"
program note by the composer
Performances of this work
13 Sep 90: Melbourne Town Hall
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