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Sheet Music: Score

Lindy : an opera in three acts / Moya Henderson ; concept and scenario by Moya Henderson ; libretto by Judith Rodriguez and Moya Henderson.

by Moya Henderson, Moya Henderson and Judith Rodriguez (1997)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 contraltos, 2 treble voices, 3 tenors, 3 baritones, 3 basses, flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute and bass flute), oboe, cor anglais, B flat clarinet (doubling E flat clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone), bassoon (doubling contra-bassoon), horn, trumpet, (doubling E flat trumpet), trombone (doubling bass trombone), timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, keyboards (1 player), strings (min., optimum:
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    Performance by Joanna Cole, David Hobson, Opera Australia, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Richard Gill from the CD Lindy


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The story of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain and the loss of their baby Azaria near Uluru is one of the defining moments in Australian history. From this unforgettable story comes a compelling and dramatic opera by Moya Henderson, in its world premiere recording.

In Lindy, Moya Henderson and her librettist Judith Rodriguez have created a poetic and moving meditation on the nature of truth and hypocrisy, on Lindy's faith and courage and on the myths of the dreamtime, all set within a melodic and communicative musical landscape that creates a powerful framework for the opera's dramatic events. Some of the finest singers in this country come together for this powerful and moving live recording, with Australian soprano Joanna Cole as Lindy Chamberlain and David Hobson as Michael Chamberlain.

Pages: 1 score (353p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Duration: 2 hours, 25 mins

Dedication note: Dedicated to the memories of my dearly loved brothers, Michael Xavier Henderson and Peter Ignatius Henderson

Commissioned by Opera Australia with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance by Joanna Cole, David Hobson, Australian Opera, Richard Gill, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra — Oct 02. Opera Theatrre, Sydney Opera House

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CD: Lindy / Moya Henderson [music and libretto] ; Judith Rodriguez [libretto] ; Opera Australia.


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