World premiere of this chamber opera by Christopher J Wilson and Chester Eagle. Four school friends meet after 40 years, share their journeys, have some laughs and think about how we give life its meaning.
It is time to return to their old school, (fictional) Grantham Grange Grammar, for a reunion dinner. The opera takes place in the assembly hall during pre-dinner drinks.
Gibble Gibble Gobble has a single act of about one hour with four singers and piano, sung in English and set in the present day. Christopher J Wilson's score is in the style of the French composers Debussy, Poulenc and Satie, whom some associate with the Impressionist art movement. It brings to life Chester Eagle's deeply philosophical libretto, as the four friends remember school days, share their stories and struggles, and chorus their conclusions about what it all means.
The librettist and composer both have Bendigo connections. Christopher has lived in Bendigo for many years and Chester was born in Bendigo.
After the show, there will be a Q & A session with the composer and librettist for interested audience members.
The Dunolly Theatre Company Inc. is proud to present this world premiere performance as part of the 2018 Victorian Seniors' Festival.
The Venue: Bendigo Bank Theatre
This unique heritage space has a leadlight lantern ceiling and was the original 1873 lodge room of the Freemasons.
The Bendigo Bank Theatre is located on the ground floor of The Capital at 50 View Street.More about Bendigo Bank Theatre
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