PREMIERE OF A NEW OPERA
Composer Luke Styles and librettist Peter Goldsworthy weave together the common Ned Kelly myth with lesser known extraordinary facts about the politics, loves and quirks of Australia’s legendary bushranger. Cross dressing, pig stealing, bee keeping, opium smoking, devout republican supporting, armour wearing loyal family men — that’s just part of the story of the notorious Kelly gang.
Superstar Australian baritone Samuel Dundas takes on the title role in a new-found space on the outskirts of Perth that provides the perfect setting, backdrop and link to Australia's frontier past.
A Perth Festival Co-Commission
Presented in association with West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Images: Jacqui Stockdale, Historia