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Remembrance.

A moving tribute to the ANZAC experience of World War 1, featuring poetry and songs of the era, accompanied by archival images

13 AUGUST 2015

During the centenary year of the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli, Victorian Opera presents Remembrance, a moving tribute in story, song and image. Written and directed by acclaimed Australian author Rodney Hall, Remembrance spans six chapters - enlistment, embarkation, training, landing, trench warfare and homecoming. One of Australia’s best known operatic tenors, David Hobson joins eight of Victorian Opera’s talented young artists as they create a series of moving musical portraits against the backdrop of archival footage, accompanied by a chamber orchestra and community choir. 

REGIONAL VENUES

DATES

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

15 August 2015, 7:00pm

The Cube, Wodonga

31 August 2015, 10:30am & 7:30pm

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul

3 September 2015, 8:00pm

Eastbank Centre, Shepparton

12 September 2015, 7:30pm

 

Presented with assistance from the National Library of Australia and the Australian War Memorial.

Arrangement & Conductor Richard Mills

Writer & Director Rodney Hall

Video Compilation & Lighting Design Peter Darby

 

War Correspondent David Hobson

Featuring
Kate Amos, Carlos E. Bárcenas, Nathan Lay, Elizabeth Lewis, Emma Muir-Smith, Michael Petruccelli, Cristina Russo & Matthew Tng

Featuring the students of the Master of Music (Opera Performance), a collaboration between Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Conservation of Music, University of Melbourne.


Orchestra Victoria

 

VENUE

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne


DATE

  • Thursday 13 August 2015, 7.30pm

Sung in English with English surtitles.
80 minutes with no interval.

 

TICKETS

  • Online: Click here to BOOK ONLINE >
  • Phone: Arts Centre Melbourne on  1300 182 183
  • In person: Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Click here to find out more.
  • Pricing: Tickets $40 - $50. Concession and VOyage ($30 tickets for 30 years and under) available. Transaction fees apply
  • School Group Bookings: *School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Arts Centre Melbourne on (03) 9281 8582.
  • 2015 Season subscriptions have now closed. For all subscription queries and bookings, please call 1300 822 849.

 

 

REGIONAL VENUES

DATES

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

15 August 2015, 7:00pm

The Cube, Wodonga

31 August 2015, 10:30am & 7:30pm

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul

3 September 2015, 8:00pm

Eastbank Centre, Shepparton

12 September 2015, 7:30pm

To book click on each venue above

 


ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Find our more about our accessible peformances >

DATES

15 August 2015, 7:30pm

31 August 2015, 7:00pm

3 September 2015, 8:00pm

12 September 2015, 7:30pm

Bring opera to the classroom.

Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. Visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >

 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

  • Dates: 13 August  (7.30pm) at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Pricing: $25 per student
  • School bookings: School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group.  Book online > or call (03) 9281 8582.
  • Find out more about our 2015 Season school performances >


ADD-ON EXPERIENCES

Would you like to introduce your Grade Preps to the sounds of an opera singer? Give your VCE Theatre Studies class an intensive workshop on Lighting Design? We are able to create a tailored incursion for your school delivered by our team of relevant specialists. Please get in touch and we’ll chat to you further about how to introduce your students to the many elements of opera.

When: All year round
What: Workshops, tailored activities, outreach, school tickets, resources
How: Contact Deborah Vanderwerp, Education Officer via email or call 03 9012 6652

 

ONLINE LEARNING

The Wall

Programme


The Remembrance programme is online and filled with notes from the creative team, artist biographies and more. View the programme online >


Synopsis


 

Enlistment
A shot in the dark and the world is at war. With Australia's commitment to the war effort, a patriotic fervour seizes the suburbs.  Young recruits rush to enlist dreaming of bravery, saving their country and a chance to see the world.

Embarkation
Reports break of the first loss of Australian lives in the war. Meanwhile, men and women bid farewell as troops leave their training in Albany bound for danger and war. Five weeks at sea, eventually heading up the Suez Canal, their spirits are high.

Training
The troops disembark in Cairo, and their days are filled with laughter and loneliness. In Egypt ANZAC as a word and bond is born. The camaraderie of the troops grows stronger as they prepare to storm foreign shores and promise never to surrender the Southern Cross.  

Gallipoli
A catastrophic landing, a tragic loss of life. At home loved ones struggle to accept the situation, reflecting on the courage of ordinary men caught in the crossfire of defeat. With the evacuation of ANZAC forces, there is a bitterness among the troops that their losses were in vain.

Trenches (The Western Front)

The troops are holed up in the trenches in France surrounded by a fierceness of bombardment beyond description. At home, the women reflect on the conditions of war endured by loved ones and sing of their bravery.

Homecoming
At the end of the brutal war, soldiers return. Those who have survived will bear their wounds forever. To their loved ones, they are strangers. The extent of their courage will remain unknown but their sacrifice will be remembered.

HALL ON WW1


Listen to Rodney Hall talk Remembrance on 'ABC Radio National'. Listen here

Pyramid's Loneliness


"Like the loneliness that hovers round the pyramids, is this loneliness around my heart for you" - Remembrance

Dear old Melbourne


"I'm homesick for a glimpse of dear old Melbourne" - Remembrance

Melbourne Shrine


"Returning with their memories to a world that can not know".. - Remembrance

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