“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

Olive Antoinette 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


English


Hearing Loop


Accessible Venue

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a latecomer to the stage but he's quickly become a crowd favourite. He performs a recital at the magnificent Adelaide Town Hall this April.

Book now at BASS.

#opera #stateopera #adelaide #operayouknow #southaustralia @adelaidetownhall
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Teddy Tahu Rhodes is a latecomer to the stage but hes quickly become a crowd favourite. He performs a recital at the magnificent Adelaide Town Hall this April. 

Book now at BASS. 

#opera #StateOpera #Adelaide #OperaYouKnow #southaustralia @adelaidetownhall

Adelaide star Desiree Frahn joins our Australian line up for Carmina Burana!

Book now: stateopera.com.au/productions/carmina-burana/

#CarminaBurana #operayouknow #opera #stateopera #stateopera2020 #adelaide #southaustralia Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
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Adelaide star Desiree Frahn joins our Australian line up for Carmina Burana! 

Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carmina-burana/

#carminaburana #operayouknow #opera #stateopera #stateopera2020 #adelaide #southaustralia Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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250 voices, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a stadium crowd. Carmina Burana will blow your mind.

#CarminaBurana #operayouknow #opera #stateopera #stateopera2020 #adelaide #southaustralia @the_aso
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250 voices, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and a stadium crowd. Carmina Burana will blow your mind.

#carminaburana #operayouknow #opera #stateopera #stateopera2020 #adelaide #southaustralia @the_aso

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Very droll. Carmina Buranda plays tennis. I've never been to the stadium and the online booking form provides little infor about access. Bass is open only when I am at work. I suspect that unlike a concert hall the easiest access for my lame guest is from the front not the back?

One of Australia’s finest exponents of classical repertoire, Paul McMahon joins us for Carmina Burana in March.

“…Whilst the tenor has only one song (The Ballad of the Roasting Swan), when in the right hands, it can be a vocal tour de force with its plaintive falsetto. And Paul McMahon was truly masterful, delivering with precision and power…” - @limelightmagazine

Don't miss this beautiful tenor perform a great workbook now for Carmina Burana via our website.
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One of Australia’s finest exponents of classical repertoire, Paul McMahon joins us for Carmina Burana in March. 

“…Whilst the tenor has only one song (The Ballad of the Roasting Swan), when in the right hands, it can be a vocal tour de force with its plaintive falsetto. And Paul McMahon was truly masterful, delivering with precision and power…” - @limelightmagazine 

Dont miss this beautiful tenor perform a great workbook now for Carmina Burana via our website.
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