Performance

VenueThe Pit, Barbican Centre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
Date From14th November 2002
Date To23rd November 2002
WhenNov 14,15,16,18,19,20,22,23 at 19:45
PricesFrom £15.00. To £15.00.
What's OnV372

The Ghost Wife

The Ghost WifeT144934459
A woman left by her drover husband is forced to spend days alone in a slab hut with their young child. Paralyzed by fear of the bush, the woman cowers in her flimsy home, comforting herself and her infant with lullabies. Her terror is intensified by an encounter with a malevolent swagman. Inevitably the woman's dread is justified...Dorothy Porter's haunting libretto poignantly captures a woman's horror of a harsh and alien landscape: while the otherness of the Australian bush is powerfully evoked in Johnathan Mill's extraordinary and visceral score in which the whole set becomes a musical instrument.
Music Jonathan Mills
Lyrics Dorothy Porter


Archive :: production:T144934459, opera or operetta:S1167830370, venue:V372

Production details

BITE:02 (Barbican International Theatre Events).

Company

Company Oz Opera
Director Richard Gill (music)
Director Adam Cook
Performer Dimity Shepherd
Performer Antoinette Halloran
Performer Grant Smith
Performer Kanen Breen
Company Guildhall Chamber Ensemble

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