In the stunning surrounds of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, experience a double bill of two special 20th century operas which question our ideas of identity and the very nature of our being.
Shadow puppets are attacked and a theatre is destroyed as the legendary Don Quixote lays waste to a helpless puppet show. This episode from the classic Cervantes novel inspired Spanish composer Manuel de Falla to create Master Peter’s Puppet Show. Victorian Opera, in collaboration with cutting edge Black Hole Theatre, brings this one act puppet opera to life as part of a fascinating 20th century opera double bill.
American composer, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and living legend Elliott Carter wrote his only opera at 90. What Next? opens with a volley of percussion as a car crash shakes the reality of everyday existence. The opera follows a group of people who regain consciousness after an accident. As Rose, Stella, Zen, Harry or Larry and Mama all try to recall who they are, the question on everyone’s mind is, are they survivors or victims?
‘What next? That’s the big question this little opera grapples with so affectingly.’ – New York Times
Daniel Carter embarks on his debut as lead conductor in this enigmatic double bill.
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***Special Offer: $45 B-Reserve tickets (save $20) | $65 A-Reserve tickets (Save $30)
The offer is available for the following performances:
Wednesday 15 August 7.30pm
Thursday 16 August 7.30pm
Tuesday 21 August 7.30pm
Wednesday 22 August 7.30pm
To redeem the offer quote DARING when making your booking in person, by phone or online. Offer valid until Monday 6 August.
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Festival Mondial des Theatre de Marionnettes – Call for Applications
If you want to propose your show at the next Festival which will take place from the 20th to the 29th of September 2013, please fill in the following application form and return it to them before the 31st of august 2012:
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World Puppet Carnvial – Kazakhstan – Call for Applications
We invite you to participate in the spectacular Second World Puppet Carnival in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The World Puppet Carnival organized by City of Almaty, Asian Direct Agency and World Puppet Carnival will be held from 23 to 30 September 2012. Over 60 productions from 40 countries will be invited to perform in Almaty’s beautiful theatres, squares, streets, at the Beatles monument and in magic President Park, even at the circus.
We seek proposals from puppet theatres to present all types of shows and puppet films. We are interested in programs for children and adults. We want shows that are traditional and shows that are new, innovative and experimental. We are seeking shows for on the stage and in the street. We are looking for groups, duos and solo performers. We want to share your talents with the world.
The World Puppet Carnival is a competition. An International Jury will award many valuable prizes. The categories: Best Animation, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Scenery, Best Puppet Design, Best original Performance, Best Film, and Best Video each receive a Golden Apple with a $1000.00 cash prize. The categories: Best Street Performance, Best Children performance, Best Artistic Creation will each receive a Golden Apple and $5000.00.
The Festival Grand Prix Award is a Golden Apple and $10,000.00. We want to reward you for your best work.
During the Carnival every participant will be provided with free accommodation, food, and daily pocket money.’
Please visit the World Puppet Carnival website for further information and a how to apply