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Fly : an Australian opera / by Barry Conyngham ; libretto by Murray Copland.

  • Published by Move Records — 1987 [MD3076] — 1 CD (73 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 11 — Available for loan


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  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Fly (1984) an opera in two acts and four scenes
Recorded/performed at: State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, on Aug 84.
Barry Conyngham and Murray Copland Victorian State Opera Orchestra, John Hopkins 1 hours, 12 mins, 58 sec. Buy as MP3

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Inventor and explorer, Lawrence Hargraves, dreamt of being the first man to achieve powered flight. His extraordinary inner heroism, moral integrity and sometimes quirky but always fascinating personality are brought to life in Fly. Accessible and attractive music with beautifully scored orchestral and vocal lines. Includes notes and full libretto, specially annotated for the listener.

Duration: 73 min.

Performers: Victorian State Opera Orchestra ; John Hopkins (conductor) ; Anthony Roden (Lawrence Hargrave) ; Margaret Haggart (Maggie Hargrave) ; Val Mills (Margaret) ; Christine Ferraro (Olive).

Booklet includes programme notes and libretto.

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