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Bliss : opera

by Brett Dean and Amanda Holden

Audio Sample

Performance by Opera Australia, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Peter Coleman-Wright, Merlyn Quaife from the CD Bliss

Bliss

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Work Overview

Opera in three acts

Work Details

Duration: 150 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Opera Chorus, Erkki Veltheim, Elgar Howarth at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre) on 12 Mar 2010

Libretto by Amanda Holden after the novel by Peter Carey

Analysis

Website: Bliss photo essay and artist perspectives
by Bridget Elliot, Brett Dean and Amanda Holden

Resonate article: Four Bliss photo essays now online by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Brett Dean's Bliss in Edinburgh and Hamburg by Australian Music Centre

Performances of this work

2 Oct 2010: at Hamburg State Opera: Bliss (Hamburg State Opera). Featuring Philharmoniker Hamburg, Hamburg State Opera Choir.

25 Sep 2010: at Hamburg State Opera: Bliss (Hamburg State Opera). Featuring Philharmoniker Hamburg, Hamburg State Opera Choir.

21 Sep 2010: at Hamburg State Opera: Bliss (Hamburg State Opera). Featuring Hamburg State Opera Choir, Philharmoniker Hamburg.

19 Sep 10: featuring Philharmoniker Hamburg, Hamburg State Opera Choir.

19 Sep 2010: at Hamburg State Opera: Bliss (Hamburg State Opera). Featuring Philharmoniker Hamburg, Hamburg State Opera Choir.

15 Sep 2010: at Hamburg State Opera: Bliss (Hamburg State Opera). Featuring Philharmoniker Hamburg, Hamburg State Opera Choir.

4 Sep 2010: at Edinburgh International Festival: Bliss (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh). Featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Peter Coleman-Wright, Opera Australia.

2 Sep 2010: at Edinburgh International Festival: Bliss (Festival Theatre, Edinburgh). Featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Peter Coleman-Wright, Opera Australia.

1 May 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (State Theatre (Melbourne)). Featuring Orchestra Victoria, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera Chorus.

27 Apr 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (State Theatre (Melbourne)). Featuring Australian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Victoria, Erkki Veltheim, Elgar Howarth.

23 Apr 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (State Theatre (Melbourne)). Featuring Australian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Victoria, Erkki Veltheim, Elgar Howarth.

20 Apr 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (State Theatre (Melbourne)). Featuring Elgar Howarth, Australian Opera Chorus, Orchestra Victoria, Erkki Veltheim.

30 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera Chorus.

27 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera Chorus.

25 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Opera Chorus.

20 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Australian Opera Chorus, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

17 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Australian Opera Chorus, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

12 Mar 2010: at Opera Australia: Bliss (Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre). Featuring Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Erkki Veltheim, Australian Opera Chorus.

Mar 10: Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Opera Australia, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Elgar Howarth, Peter Coleman-Wright, Merlyn Quaife.

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