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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 available throughout Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria and South Australia. The production will be performed in primary schools across the state from 28 May to 31 August 2018.

Here you'll find high-resolution images from the 2018 production. 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.

 

(Back Left to Right): Rory Jeffes, Nathan Lay, Shakira Tsindos, The Hon Martin Foley MP and Port Melbourne Primary Students at the launch of Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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(Back Left to Right): Pam Christie, Simon Meadows, Nathan Lay, Sharkira Tsindos, Eleanor Blythman, Jane Matheson

(Front Left to Right): Michael Lapina, Kate Amos in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

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Michael Lapina, Nathan Lay and Simon Meadows in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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Eleanor Blythman, Shakira Tsindos and Kate Amos in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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Shakira Tsindos and Kate Amos in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

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Shakira Tsindos, Kate Amos and Nathan Lay in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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Nathan Lay, Michael Lapina and Shakira Tsindos in Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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The cast of Opera Australia's 2018 Schools Tour production of By the Light of the Moon

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

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