The Play of Herod
Destiny’s dark shadow

2-5 October 2014

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“The jealousy of Herod, the slaughter of the innocent and the return of the Magi are brought together in an intense drama, powerful in its restraint and memorable for its beauty.” – Richard Mills

Straight from the pages of the 12th century Fleury Playbook, comes this hauntingly beautiful medieval drama that combines the traditional Christmas story with the story of a power-hungry King. When Three Wise Men visit King Herod, their story of a miraculous birth makes the paranoid ruler fearful for his throne and leads to the infamous 'massacre of the innocents'. Performed by the Victorian Youth Opera from a new arrangement by Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills, The Play of Herod takes on a unique sound quality in the magnificent acoustics of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. 

*SOLD OUT* 


Supported by

Victorian Youth Opera Patron Miss Betty Amsden OAM

Victorian Opera Education Syndicate

Realised by Richard Mills

Musical Direction Phoebe Briggs

Victorian Youth Opera

 

 

VENUE

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College


DATES

  • Thursday 2 October, 6.30pm
  • Friday 3 October, 6.30pm *SOLD OUT*
  • Saturday 4 October, 4.00pm *SOLD OUT* & 6.30pm *SOLD OUT*
  • *CANCELLED* Sunday 5 October, 2.30pm *CANCELLED*. Please contact Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183 to organise a replacement ticket.

75 minutes with no interval.


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“The jealousy of Herod, the slaughter of the innocent and the return of the Magi are brought together in an intense drama, powerful in its restraint and memorable for its beauty.” – Richard Mills

Straight from the pages of the 12th century Fleury Playbook, comes this hauntingly beautiful medieval drama that combines the traditional Christmas story with the story of a power-hungry King. When Three Wise Men visit King Herod, their story of a miraculous birth makes the paranoid ruler fearful for his throne and leads to the infamous 'massacre of the innocents'. Performed by the Victorian Youth Opera from a new arrangement by Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills, The Play of Herod takes on a unique sound quality in the magnificent acoustics of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. 

*SOLD OUT* 


Supported by

Victorian Youth Opera Patron Miss Betty Amsden OAM

Victorian Opera Education Syndicate

Realised by Richard Mills

Musical Direction Phoebe Briggs

Victorian Youth Opera

 

 

VENUE

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College


DATES

  • Thursday 2 October, 6.30pm
  • Friday 3 October, 6.30pm *SOLD OUT*
  • Saturday 4 October, 4.00pm *SOLD OUT* & 6.30pm *SOLD OUT*
  • *CANCELLED* Sunday 5 October, 2.30pm *CANCELLED*. Please contact Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183 to organise a replacement ticket.

75 minutes with no interval.


ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Find our more about our accessible peformances >