The Selfish Giant

(Preview) Wednesday 16 October 7.00pm
Thursday 17 October 7.30pm
Friday 18 October 7.30pm
Saturday 19 October 2pm & 6.30pm

Gasworks Theatre

75 minutes, no interval

Standard $45
Concession $35
Group(6+) $35
Seniors $40
30’s & Under $35
Arts Access Cardholders $30
Child (Under 14) $25

Preview Performance 7pm Wed 16 Oct
Standard $35
Seniors $30
30’s & Under $30
Child (Under 14) $30

Wheelchair Accessible

Victorian Opera presents

The Selfish Giant

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 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.

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


The Giant: Stephen Marsh

Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble
(VOYCE) and youth opera artists.
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Sung in English

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