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The owl and the pussycat went to sea; in a beautiful pea-green boat.

Embark on a fabulous journey with a cantankerous cat and an exuberant owl in By The Light of the Moon. This fanciful all-ages opera explores the untold tales of Edward Lear’s beloved rhyme, The Owl and the Pussycat.
 
Opera Australia developed this travelling opera to enthral school students of all ages, complete with beautiful costumes and engaging scenery. Professional opera singers perform the famous arias in English, and a range of curriculum-based teacher resources are available to help classes explore the music.
 
By the Light of the Moon is designed as a school incursion and will travel to Metropolitan and Regional areas in New South Wales. The production will be performed in primary schools across the state from 4 March to 13 September 2019. 

Here you'll find high-resolution images from the 2019 production taken at The Opera Centre, Surry Hills. Please note that all images downloaded from this site must only be used in the relation to the promotion of Opera Australia's productions with appropriate credit to the photographer required.

 

David King as Cedric The Owl, Anna Stephens as Agatha The Cat, Olivia Cranwell and Rocco Speranza as narrators in Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon. 

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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Anna Stephens as Agatha The Cat, Olivia Cranwell as Queen of Arts and David King as Cedric The Owl in Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon. 

Photo credit: Keith Saunders

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Imogen-Faith Malfitano as Mary and Anna Stephens as Agatha The Cat in Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon.

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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Olivia Cranwell as Queen of Hearts, Anna Stephens as Agatha The Cat, David King as Cedric The Owl and Rocco Speranza as Old King Cole in Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon.

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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Olivia Cranwell as Miss Muffet's Spider and David King as Cedric The Owl in Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon. 

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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The cast of Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon. 

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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Imogen-Faith Malfitano, Andrew Jones, Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley at Opera Australia's 2019 NSW Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon. 

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Back row: The Cast of Opera Australia's 2019 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales and Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes.

Front row: Thomas Price (St Peters Public School), Oscar Bradfield (Bourke Street Public School), Mrs Hurley, Katharine Conaglen, Ilias Rorris (Marrickville West Primary School) and Jonah Magner (Bourke Street Public School).

Photo credit: Keith Saunders 

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