Madeline Lee

Madeline Lee

Haddock / Campbell

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Dates

4 – 5 Oct 2019

Times

Fri, 4 Oct 2019, 7:30PM
Sat, 5 Oct 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

Madeline Lee tells the story of B24 bomber Lady Be Good and her 9-man crew who disappeared without a trace over Libya, North Africa in 1943 following their first and only combat mission. 

Taking elements of the story as portrayed in the tele-movie Sole Survivor, Madeline Lee explores how memory, isolation and identity are affected by traumatic events.

The opera concentrates on the relationship between the dead crew and the Major, who heads the search and rescue party sent to survey the wreck. The revelation of their intertwined fate culminates in a dramatic re-enactment of the Madeline Lee’s final bombing mission over the Mediterranean and the recovery by the Major of his suppressed memories of the event.

Critics called it “one of those rare operas where music, drama and emotion synthesize into moments that feel incredibly immediate and real…a truly riveting piece.”

a compelling and haunting work about the power of memory and how it affects our lives. Haddock and Campbell’s lyrical and elegiac libretto is so good that, at times, it rises to the level of poetry. Madeline Lee is an important achievement in Australian Opera… The Australian

Composer: John Haddock 
Libretto: John Haddock, Michael Campbell
Director: Douglas McNicol

Madeline Lee premiered at the Sydney Opera House on 8 October 2004. The work received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for seven Helpmann Awards in 2005.

Language: English

Presented by State Opera South Australia