Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

By Richard Mills, libretto by Peter Goldsworthy

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

Dates

14 – 20 Nov 2020

Times

Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 7:30PM
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 6:30PM
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 7:30PM
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Prices

A Reserve
Adult $90.00
Concession $81.00
Under 30 $30.00
B Reserve
Adult $60.00
Concession $54.00
Under 30 $30.00
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Venue

Her Majesty's Theatre

Suitability

Age
13 and up

Please Note

Please note that seating is assigned with one empty space between each patron in a row

Language

English

Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Fulltime Student with ID, Unemployed

Presented by State Opera South Australia

Based on Ray Lawler’s 1955 Australian play by the same name, this chamber opera tells the story of a long-standing tradition at the end of the sugarcane season, in which cane-cutters Barney and Roo travel south to Melbourne for their annual fling with two city girls. But this year, the seventeenth year, is different. Gone are the larrikin summers of their youth. Instead, their reunion is full of tension, silence, and awkward attempts to hold on to their past. One girl has married; all of them struggle to come to terms with what their futures hold.

The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. Opera Australia subsequently presented the work in 1999Lawler’s play is considered to be the most significant in Australian playwriting, marking the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Conductor Richard Mills
Director Joseph Mitchell
Designer Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish

CAST
Pearl Dimity Shepherd
Olive Antoinette Halloran
Emma Elizabeth Campbell
Roo Joshua Rowe
Barney Paul O'Neill
Bubba Desiree Frahn
Johnny Dowd Nicholas Cannon

With Adelaide Symphony Orchestra