State Opera South Australia - Madeline Lee
THE LOST OPERAS OF OZ

HADDOCK/CAMPBELL

MADELINE LEE

STATE OPERA STUDIO

4 Oct, 7:30 pm – SOLD OUT
5 Oct, 7:30 pm

TICKETS

Adult $55
U30’s $30
A forceful account of an encounter between a person and his memories….”

Madeline Lee tells the story of B24 bomber Lady Be Good and her nineman crew who disappeared without a trace over Libya, North Africa in 1943 following their first and only combat mission. Taking elements of the story as portrayed in the  tele-movie Sole Survivor, Madeline Lee explores how memory, isolation and identity are affected by traumatic events. The opera concentrates on the relationship between the dead crew and the Major, who heads the search and rescue party sent to survey the wreck. The revelation of their intertwined fate culminates in a dramatic re-enactment of the Madeline Lee’s final bombing mission over the Mediterranean and the recovery by the Major of his suppressed memories of the event.

Critics called it “one of those rare operas where music, drama and emotion synthesize into moments that feel incredibly immediate and real…a truly riveting piece.”

Madeline Lee music by John Haddock, libretto by John Haddock with Michael Campbell was premiered by Opera Australia in 2004, directed by Michael Campbell and conducted by Tom Woods.

CREATIVES

Composer – John Haddock
Libretto – John Haddock with Michael Campbell

Director  – Douglas McNicol
Conductor – Warwick Stengårds
Designer – Candice MacAllister
Lighting Design – Nigel Levings

CAST

The Major – Warwick Fyfe
The Boy – Robert Macfarlane
Lieutenant – Nicholas Cannon
Pat – Eddie Muliaumaseali’i
Ben – Pelham Andrews

First Officer – Thomas Millhouse
Second Officer – Joshua Rowe
Third Officer – Robert England

Change of Venue – Christina’s World & Madeline Lee

State Opera South Australia is notifying patrons of a change to the venue for the seasons of Christina’s World (2-3 August 2019) and Madeline Lee (4-5 October 2019).

Initially intended to be held at the Old Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, the productions will now take place at the State Opera Studio, Netley. All cast and creative teams remain the same, and the productions will be staged in full at the new venue.

BASS will contact all existing ticket holders (including subscribers) from before 8 July to re-issue tickets. Please note that seating in the new venue will be General Admission with no reserved seats. There is free onsite parking at the Opera Studio, and in surrounding areas, and all entrances are accessible.

State Opera thanks its valued patrons for their understanding and looks forward to welcoming them to an intimate and powerful opera experience at their studio home.

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MRS. VLAHAKIS!!!!!

Mary Michaels!!!

Bravo!!

Sarah Werfel... Can hardly wait!

Very disappointed not to be given a cast sheet and synopsis. This is a first for State Opera. I have collected these sheets since the 80’s. The Opera was excellent but I was sorry not to see Sorrow blind folded waving his little American flag.

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It's not a night out unless you bawl your eyes out.

Madama Butterfly is one of the most loved operas, and audiences last night found out why. Don't miss your chance to catch it at the Adelaide Festival Centreuntil 23 November.

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Madama Butterfly is one of the most loved operas, and audiences last night found out why. Dont miss your chance to catch it at the Adelaide Festival Centreuntil 23 November.

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Couldn't resist: booked today.

Angus Wood returns to his role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly after performing the same role for New Zealand Opera in 2015

“…The standout performance of the evening is Angus Wood as Pinkerton. He portrays Pinkerton as charismatic but entitled, out to get the best of what he can. From his first entrance he holds the stage and his vocal performance is rich, strong, and exhilarating. Wood gives us a performance that allows us to understand why Butterfly falls so deeply in love with him.” - Theatrereview.org.nz

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Lucky SOSA having Angus there.Great voice great human

Such happy memories of doing this rôle with you , Angus.

You the man Angus Wood

Bon chance à tous... The cast autographed poster I won from the last production sits pride of place at home and what a fantastic performance it was!

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After discovering Puccini's music at 10 years old, Tobias has fallen in love with his operas and is excited to share Madama Butterfly with Adelaide this November in his Australian debut as a conductor.

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