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An owl and a cat in a boat on the water under the moon
VICTORIAN SCHOOLS TOUR

by the light of the moon

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.
 
Ridiculous whimsy meets sublime melody in a wonderful new production, featuring the fantastic characters from nonsense poetry, nursery rhymes, as well as tunes you’ll recognise from the best-loved operas.
 
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.

 


BOOKINGS

PIE Productions
1800 804 707
admin@pieproductions.com.au


AUSLAN Bookings

Opera Australia
touring@opera.org.au


SUITABILITY

Foundation – Year 6

SETUP TIME

60 minutes set up and 30 minutes pack down

DURATION

60 minutes, including Q&A session

REQUIREMENTS
  • 6m x 6m cleared space
  • 2.5m ceiling height (minimum)
  • Ground level access with no more than 5 stairs
  • Direct vehicle access to venue (no more than 20m)
  • 1 power outlet
COST

$8 per student (no GST is charged)

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE

150 students (per session) 


ABOUT OPERA AUSTRALIA'S SCHOOLS TOUR

Every year, Opera Australia performs to 80,000 primary school children throughout Victoria and NSW.

It's always a big event. Opera Australia arrives at the start of the school day, complete with opera costumes, sets, four singers and a pianist. They need about 60 minutes to set up in your hall (or any large space), then they are ready to perform.

The schools tour presents up to three sessions in a day, and each session consists of a 50-minute performance of a complete opera followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers with the students and teachers.

Preparation and follow-up is all part of the experience: when you book you receive an Opera Australia teacher resource pack. This includes suggestions for classroom extension activities both before and after the opera incursion.


Devised by Liesel Badorrek & Michael Badorrek

directed by

Liesel Badorrek
designer Mark Thompson
musicAL Arrangements Robert Andrew Greene
MUSIC DIRECTOR Raymond Lawrence
   
agatha the cat Shakira Tsindos
  Kate Amos
Cedric the Owl Nathan Lay
  Simon Meadows
Mice/king Michael Lapina
  Simon Meadows 
Queen/mary/spider Eleanor Blythman
  Kate Amos
piano Pam Christie
  Jane Matheson

 

Schools Tour: Victoria

28 May–31 August 2018