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English Eccentrics


English Eccentrics

  • Date: Monday, 12 October 2015, 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: $50/$25/$25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 797 118

Event Details

English Eccentrics by Malcolm Williamson 

Join us to celebrate the next generation of opera singers as Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents Malcolm Williamson’s operatic interpretation of Edith Sitwell’s novel.

Through its sharp wit English Eccentrics takes a sideways look at a collection of quirky characters from English society. Bonkers and barking mad, each character more bizarre than the last, the opera introduces us to a weird and wonderful palette of aristocracy, tradesmen, maids and clergy and the eccentricities that lie within.

Australian composer Malcolm Williamson studied at Sydney Conservatorium of Music before embarking on a prolific career as a composer. His diverse work spanned opera, jazz, choral and orchestral works and in 1974 he was appointed Master of the Queen’s Music.

Creative Team

Musical Director: Stephen Mould
Director: Kate Gaul
Production Designer: Kate Gaul
Lighting Designer: Hartley TA Kemp
Assistant Conductors: Keiren Brandt-Sawdy, Shilong Ye
Stage Manager: Fraser Orford
Cast will be announced shortly

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9351 2222 or by email to con.marketing@sydney.edu.au

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English eccentrics : opera by Malcolm Williamson

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