Christina's World

Christina's World

Edwards / Hewett

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Dates

2 – 3 Aug 2019

Times

Fri, 2 Aug 2019, 7:30PM
Sat, 3 Aug 2019, 7:30PM
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Prices

A Reserve
Adult $55.00
Concession $49.50
A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Venue

Queen's Theatre

Suitability

Age
6 and up

Single Tickets On Sale

Thursday 25 October 2018

Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Fulltime Student with ID, Unemployed

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South Australian Premiere

Christina, in middle age, is obsessed by a desire to return to the house of her youth and the imagination she created there - a kind of second Eden of lost childhood and the Pastoral Dream.

She succeeds in conjuring her young self, a hesitant and idealistic dream figure who gradually takes on the characteristics of a ‘real’ Christina - a contradictory, perverse, tragi-comic adolescent with a fierce egocentric life of her own.  But the house is peopled by malignant ghosts and terrible memories.

In the end we are left with an enigma. Was there ever such a house? Was there a lover, a father, a mad uncle, a drowned child - or were they all nothing more than figments of the young Christina’s distorted imagination? Was there ever such a place as Christina’s World?

an allegory or fable about illusion and reality and the truth and lies of memory. Dorothy Hewett

Composer: Ross Edwards
Libretto: Dorothy Hewett
Director: Nicholas Cannon

Christina’s World was commissioned by the Music and Literature Boards of the Australia Council. The first performance was given in the Everest Theatre, Sydney on 24 November 1983.

Language: English

Presented by State Opera South Australia