The Magic Pudding - The Opera in pictures

17 Nov 2017

The Magic Pudding - The Opera by Calvin Bowman and Anna Goldsworthy is based on Norman Lindsay's classic Australian book. Take a look at how this delicious opera unfolds.

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Photo: Charlie Kinross

'Since he is anxious to be munched,
won't you join us for lunch?'
Bill Barnacle

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'Delighted! A very pleasant affair
Partaking of pud' in the open air.'
Bunyip Bluegum

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'It's a cut-an'-come again Puddin'.'
Sam Sawnoff

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'O, who would be a puddin'
A puddin' in a pot, 
A puddin' which is stood on
A fire which is hot?
O sad indeed the lot
Of a puddin' in a pot.'
from The Puddin's Lament by Puddin', also know as Albert

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'Hurrah for puddin'-owning,
Hurrah for Friendship's hand,
The puddin'-thieves are groaning
To see our noble band.'
from The Puddin' - Owners' Anthem by Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Bunyip Bluegum

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'We must as detectives
In search of a clue,
Track down those thieves,
And our Puddin' rescue.'
Bunyip Bluegum

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'On a terrible quest we run north-west,
In a terrible rage we run;
With never a rest we run north-west,
Till our terrible work is done.
Without delay
Away, away,
In a terrible rage we run all day.'
From the The Puddin' Owners Quest

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'The criminal foodstuffs need be arrested
From Puddin' assault we must be protected.'
Constable

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'A Judge must be respected,
A Judge you mustn't knock,
Or else you'll be detected
And shoved onto the dock.'
The Judge

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'Four puddin'- owners true, 
And their puddin' too,
Who boldly claim
In Friendship's name
The noble Irish stoo,
Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurroo!'
Puddin' Owners

The Magic Pudding - The Opera was performed as part of Victorian Opera's Season 2018 and 2013.