Composer Elliott Gyger reunites with librettist Pierce Wilcox to transform Peter Carey’s beloved novel Oscar and Lucinda into a new Australian opera. Directed by the internationally acclaimed Patrick Nolan, the work reimagines the love story between the orphaned proto-feminist industrialist and the man who believes he is touched by God. Having nothing in common, except their addiction to gambling, Oscar and Lucinda find each other in colonial-era Sydney with a wild dream: to build a cathedral of pure glass, and to walk it into the Australian outback.
Oscar and Lucinda, Image Samuel Hodge, 2018
Sat 27 Jul, 8pm
Mon 29 Jul, 8pm
Tue 30 Jul, 8pm
Thu 1 Aug, 8pm
Fri 2 Aug, 8pm
Sat 3 Aug, 8pm
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Presented by Carriageworks and Sydney Chamber Opera.
Oscar and Lucinda is a co-commission and co-production of Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera.