• Luke Styles
  • Ned Kelly (2017)

  • G Schirmer (Australia) Pty Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Lost and Found Opera

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  • Community Chorus
  • soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, bass-baritone
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Luke Styles
  • Peter Goldsworthy
  • English

Programme Note

The sixth opera by Luke Styles, to a libretto by Peter Goldsworthy. Premiered at the 2019 Perth Festival to sold out crowds, commissioned by Lost and Found Opera. Conductor: Chris van Tuinen. Director: Janice Muller. Cast: Samuel Dundas, Fiona Campbell, Adrian Tamburini, Matt Reuben James Ward, Robert MacFarlane, Pia Harris, Community Chorus. Orchestra: West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Ned Kelly weaves together the common myth with lesser-known extraordinary facts about the politics, loves and quirks of Australia’s legendary bushranger. Cross-dressing, pig-stealing, bee-keeping, opium-smoking, devout republican-supporting, armour-wearing loyal family men — that’s just part of the story of the notorious Kelly gang.

2020 Art Music Awards finalist: Ned Kelly was shortlisted in the new Work of the Year – Dramatic category