By the Light of the Moon

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Opera Australia

By the Light of the Moon

Melbourne Recital Centre

Embark on a fabulous journey with a cantankerous cat and an exuberant owl.

By the Light of the Moon is a 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.

By the Light of the Moon is also designed as a school incursion and available throughout Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria and South Australia. Find out more about Opera Australia visiting your school.

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

Running time: approximately 70 minutes (without interval)

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