Victorian Opera presents
Special event: The world premiere of Three Tales (available until 5pm, Monday 6 July)
The Victorian Opera is premiering a brand new opera online
Victorian Opera is proud to present the world premiere of 'Three Tales'.
Adapted from Gustave Flaubert's prized collection of short stories Trois Contes, 'Three Tales' assembles talented Australian composers Zac Hurren, Dermot Tutty and Stefan Cassomenos. The composers have brought their unique styles to one story each, all adapted by acclaimed Australian playwright Daniel Keene.
The story of devoted servant Felicité in 'A Simple Heart' is realised by jazz saxophonist Hurren with Katie Noonan singing the one-woman work. Tutty explores the world of 'The Legend of St Julian the Hospitaller'; following a man's transformation from fierce conqueror and hunter to compassionate hermit. The story of Salome and John the Baptist is explored in Cassomenos' 'Herodias'.
The three compositionally diverse new Australian chamber operas are performed by virtuosic Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS, which consists of Cassomenos on piano, violinist Monica Curro and clarinetist Philip Arkinstall (with guest artist Greg Sully on percussion for Julian). In addition to Noonan, Victorian Opera regulars Kathryn Radcliffe, Daniel Todd, Raphael Wong and Shakira Dugan form the cast.
Online for one week only.