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The Play of Herod

Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College
2 Oct 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

Destiny's dark shadow

“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. 


Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College

Thursday 2 October, 6.30pm
Friday 3 October, 6.30pm
Saturday 4 October, 4.00pm and 6.30pm 

75 minutes with no interval.

Cast & Crew

Realised by Richard Mills

Musical Direction Phoebe Briggs

Victorian Youth Opera

This production is proudly supported by

Victorian Youth Opera Patron Miss Betty Amsden OAM
Victorian Opera Education Syndicate