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Simon Bruckard

The Selfish Giant

Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park
17 Oct 2019 - 19 Oct 2019

Charming melodies bring to life Wilde’s fairy tale

NEW WORK – WORLD PREMIERE

Best known for his witty comedy of manners and novella The Picture of Dorian Gray, the multi-faceted Oscar Wilde also delved into the enchanting universe of fairy tales, producing splendid creative gems such as The Selfish Giant.

This season’s Youth Opera is about the necessity of opening up to the unknown in order to enrich our lives. A grumpy giant excludes children from his garden causing it to fall into perpetual winter. Only once he finds the love and generosity to welcome back the children, does his garden flourish with life and restore his happiness.

This beautiful new opera, featuring a cast of emerging artists, comes from the brilliant creative minds of two former Victorian Opera Young Artists: composer Simon Bruckard and writer Emma Muir-Smith.

With real musical substance and subtle humour, this entertaining work is a pure delight and will touch the hearts of audiences of any age; the young will be captivated by the funny, lovable characters, and the older audience by the clever way Wilde denounces the excesses of his epoch’s industrialisation.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7:30pm
Friday 18 October 2019, 7:30pm
Saturday 19 October, 2:00pm, 6:30pm

Running time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval

Patrons' Pre-show Drinks Friday 18 October

Price reserve maps for this performance can be found on our Venue Information page.

Book 2 shows or more as part of a subscription and save 10–30% off single ticket prices.

Cast & Crew

Composer and Conductor Simon Bruckard
Libretto Emma Muir-Smith
Director Cameron Menzies
Lighting Designer Eduard Inglés

Cast

The Giant Stephen Marsh
Featuring: Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) and youth opera artists.

Orchestra

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Book Tickets

Choose Your Own (CYO) Subscription Pricing

Package (Adult) One Reserve
2 Shows CYO $40
3-4 Shows CYO $36
5+ Shows CYO $31

Single Ticket pricing

Price Type One Reserve
Adult $45
Concession $35
Senior $40
30 Years and Under $35
Child (14 years and Under) $30
Group (6+) $35
Arts Access $30

Subscription pricing applies to Full/Adult, Concession and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Discount savings are calculated on Full Single Ticket prices for 2019. Concession and 30 Years and Under subscription pricing does not apply to Premium seating. Tickets must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. A $8.50 Subscription Processing Fee applies per order to bookings made online, by phone or mail. Subscriptions close on Monday 4 March 2019.

If you have any issues booking subscriptions online, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849. Please allow up to four weeks to have your subscription processed and to receive your tickets.

For single ticket phone bookings, please call Gasworks Theatre on (03) 8606 4200. Single ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For The Selfish Giant these include Arts Centre Melbourne (subscriptions), Gasworks Theatre, Tix, Showbiz and What's On Live. Arts Centre Melbourne and Gasworks Theatre can be accessed via links on this website. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.