“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

18 Nov – 20 Nov

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Based on Ray Lawlor’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.
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CAST

OliveAntoinette Halloran
Pearl
Dimity Shepherd
Emma Elizabeth Campbell
Roo Joshua Rowe
Barney Paul O’Neill
Bubba Desiree Frahn
Johnny Dowd Nicholas Cannon

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

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

Suitability
PG


Italian
English Surtitles


Hearing Loop


Accessible Venue

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Where are the Butterflies in Madama Butterfly?
Fun fact - Cio-Cio-San, the main character in Madama Butterfly, means butterfly in Japanese.

Madama Butterfly is at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-23 November.
Book here: stateopera.com.au/productions/madama-butterfly/
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Where are the Butterflies in Madama Butterfly? 
Fun fact - Cio-Cio-San, the main character in Madama Butterfly, means butterfly in Japanese.

Madama Butterfly is at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-23 November.
Book here: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/madama-butterfly/

5 days ago

State Opera South Australia

Designer Simone Romaniuk has created a Titipu for the Y generation. These delightful costumes, with the female chorus dressed as schoolgirls and the male chorus as Japanese businessmen, have created a visual feast to allow the actors to create the hilarious world of The Mikado.

The Mikado plays at the Adelaide Festival Centre this November!
Book now: stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/
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Designer Simone Romaniuk has created a Titipu for the Y generation. These delightful costumes, with the female chorus dressed as schoolgirls and the male chorus as Japanese businessmen, have created a visual feast to allow the actors to create the hilarious world of The Mikado. 

The Mikado plays at the Adelaide Festival Centre this November! 
Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/Image attachment

Be filled to the brim with girlish glee at The Mikado!

Tickets available here: stateopera.com.au/productions/the-mikado/
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Monica Askins so excited for this!!

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