OPERA IN TWO ACTS - SEMI-STAGED CONCERT
The obsessive explorer, the Australian outback and the lover he leaves behind.
Voss dreams of exploring this vast and ancient continent. But these lands are unfamiliar to European settlers. As Voss and his men suffer from exhaustion and exposure, he seeks strength from his connection with Laura.
Our nation’s history is filled with ill-fated tales of men pursuing their destiny in the harsh Australian outback. One of those was a German explorer called Ludwig Leichhardt, immortalised as Voss in Patrick White’s novel.
From the famed Australian novel came ‘the great Australian opera’, only to fade into obscurity in the 1990s. Now, Victorian Opera revives this watershed piece of Australiana in a one-night-only event.
Follow Voss’ love story with the outback and a young woman in colonial Sydney. Let’s celebrate our music and heritage.
Duration: approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes (plus one interval)
Sung in English with surtitles
Subscriptions will be available from Thursday 20 May to Wednesday 2 June. Single tickets on sale from Thursday 3 June.
Subscription Tickets $35-$127
Single Tickets $39-$159
2021 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members.
Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, Arts Access Victoria. Companion Card ticketing available.
This performance will be livestreamed as part of the Virtual Victorian Opera program. You can purchase digital access as part of a subscription package or individually, with both live and on-demand streaming options. Digital subscription packages now available. Individual stream on sale 3 June.
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CREATIVES AND CAST
Composer Richard Meale
Librettist David Malouf, based on the original work by Patrick White
Conductor Richard Mills
Director Stuart Maunder
Orchestra ANAM Orchestra
Voss Samuel Dundas
Laura Emma Pearson
Judd Simon Meadows
Harry Samuel Sakker
Le Mesurier Michael Petruccelli
Palfreyman Michael Lampard
Belle Rebecca Rashleigh
Tom Daniel Todd
Mrs Judd Dimity Shepherd
Topp Douglas Kelly
Reporter Timothy Reynolds
Rose Shakira Dugan
Richard Meale is administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Presented in partnership with Victorian Opera