Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

14 Nov

“There’s a time for sowing and there’s a time for reaping.”

"There's a time for sowing and there's a time for reaping."

“There’s a time for sowing and there’s a time for reaping.”

MILLS/GOLDSWORTHY

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

14 Nov – 20 Nov 2020
CANCELLED PERFORMANCES

In light of the COVID-19 restrictions for South Australia that come into effect at midnight 16 November 2020, State Opera wishes to advise that the performances of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll on 18 & 20 November are cancelled.

State Opera is in regular consultation with SA Government and key stakeholders in regards to COVID-19.
Safety of our patrons and artists remains paramount.
Any further changes to the scheduled performances for State Opera in 2020 will be made as far in advance as possible. We appreciate your continued patience and support during this time.

Based on Ray Lawler’s 1955 Australian play of the same name, this chamber opera tells the story of a long-standing tradition at the end of the sugarcane season, in which cane-cutters Barney and Roo travel south to Melbourne for their annual fling with two city girls. But this year, the seventeenth year, is different. Gone are the larrikin summers of their youth. Instead, their reunion is full of tension, silence, and awkward attempts to hold onto their past. One girl has married; all of them struggle to come to terms with what their futures hold.
Lawler’s play is considered to be the most significant in Australian playwriting, marking the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. Opera Australia subsequently presented the work in 1999.
Program

"In this new production, directed by Joseph Mitchell and conducted by its composer Richard Mills, the opera has finally found its place and worth."

LimelightBrett Allen-Bayes

"This production would break even a deaf person’s heart."

The AdvertiserEwart Shaw

"With this production, 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' has truly come of age."

The AustralianGraham Strahle

CAST

Olive Antoinette Halloran
Pearl
Dimity Shepherd
Emma Elizabeth Campbell
Roo Joshua Rowe
Barney Bradley Daley
Bubba Desiree Frahn
Johnny Dowd Nicholas Cannon

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

Conductor Richard Mills
Director Joseph Mitchell
Design Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Design Trudy Dalgleish

GALLERY

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Sneak Peek! Tune in to Artistic Director Stuart Maunder speaking to Victorian Opera about bringing VOSS out of the archives and into theatres in Adelaide and Melbourne. ... See MoreSee Less

Long drive this Easter weekend? Our latest installation of Kaspar and Maunder features the great Australian Soprano Marilyn Richardson. This 4(!) part series covers her career highlights, her adventures through Europe and her 45 year marriage to the multi-talented James Christiansen. stateopera.com.au/kaspar-maunder-podcast/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an awe inspiring career. And a wonderful human aswell xxx

A wonderful singer and warm hearted woman! A privilege to know her and to have worked with her.

Marilyn congratulations! A truly magnificent Soprano and such a beautiful woman inside and out. Thank you for sharing Karen xx

Darling Marilyn. What an absolute legend, inspiration and truly lovely person and dear friend. Thank you SOSA for sharing.

Grandma and Grandpa ❤️ Will be listening to this over the weekend! Rest In Peace Grandpa ❤️

How wonderful! Our beautiful Marilyn. What a wonderful woman and friend. She’s so very special. 💞💞💞💞💞

❤❤😪 miss your performances Dad x

Aww I love this woman!!! Marilyn Christiansen you are sublime!! ♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶🎶

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Beautiful legend!

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A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo. ... See MoreSee Less

A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo.

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What a great idea little cuties

They are all so cute😍😍

Sooo beautiful😘

"This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts." - Ewart Shaw

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaw's review of Carousel online.

www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c...
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This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts. - Ewart Shaw 

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for  Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaws review of Carousel online.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c7186c3ce1064d7835f6ff

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I loved every minute, and left with a tear in my eye. Congrats to Stuart, Yarmila and all the SOSA team and artists. ❤️

It was an amazing show, could not have wished for a better performance.

We absolutely loved it. Congratulations 🥳

Wonderful show on Friday night, loved it!

Outstanding performances all round.

damn, can't read the article online unless a subscriber 😠

It was a fantastic show all round. A great night out.

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🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday night's shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/ ... See MoreSee Less

🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday nights shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/

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