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Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
13 Aug 2015 - 15 Sep 2015

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

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. 

Cast & Crew

Creative team

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