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Young Kabbarli : a chamber opera in one act

by Maie Casey and Margaret Sutherland (1964)

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young Kabbarli

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Work Details

Year: 1964

Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, 3 non-singing roles (girls), 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, horn, percussion (castanets, wood block, sticks, flints, wooden shaker), piano, viola, double bass.

Duration: 36 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

The plot is based on an actual episode in the life of Daisy Bates.


Daisy Bates - line drawing by Charles Blackman
Score extract

Program note: Margaret Sutherland's "The Young Kabbarli"
by Margaret Sutherland
Source: the score of this work

Article: Neglected Composers Find A Young Champion
reviewed by David Vance — © John Fairfax Holdings
Source: Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2001 pg.16

Book: Opera indigene : re/presenting first nations and indigenous cultures / edited by Pamela Karantonis and Dylan Robinson.


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