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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