AMPAG, Victorian Opera Victorian Opera:THREE TALES


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June 2020

Fri 26 

07:30 PM

Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera

Arts Centre Melbourne



Gustave Flaubert’s legendary Three Tales is realised by three talented composers, each lending their unique style to an adaptation by Daniel Keene - accompanied by Plexus Ensemble.

Three French tales, three Australian composers, one world premiere


Starkly realised images, the extremes of human experience, the deceptive and ever-changing nature of reality: all form the narrative substance of Gustave Flaubert’sThree Tales.

This new Australian opera assembles three talented composers to bring their unique styles to an adaptation by acclaimed Australian playwright Daniel Keene.

A Simple Heart, the story of devoted servant Felicité, is realised by jazz saxophonist Zac Hurren and performed by much-loved singer-songwriter Katie Noonan.

Dermot Tutty explores the world of The Legend of St Julian the Hospitaller; following a man’s transformation from fierce conqueror and hunter to compassionate hermit.

The story of Salome and John the Baptist is revisited in Herodias, composed by Stefan Cassomenos.

Experience three compositionally diverse new Australian works in this intimate chamber opera featuring virtuosic Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS.