Back to All Events

Oscar and Lucinda


  • Carriageworks 245 Wilson St Redfern NSW Australia (map)

Opera in two acts

Music by Elliott Gyger
Libretto by Pierce Wilcox
after the novel by Peter Carey

World premiere

A co-production and co-commission of Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera

She is an orphaned proto-feminist industrialist; he believes he is touched by God. They have nothing in common- except their maddening addiction to gambling. She calls it chance; he calls it providence. Oscar and Lucinda find each other in colonial-era Sydney, and nothing will keep them apart. Until they are torn by a wild dream: to build a cathedral of pure glass, and walk it into the Australian outback.

Oscar and Lucinda is a bonfire of the passions within every human soul. It is impossible, romantic, and visionary.

Like a church made of glass.

Conductor: Jack Symonds

Director: Patrick Nolan

Set & Costume Design: Anna Tregloan

Lighting Design: Damien Cooper

With: Jessica Aszodi, Brenton Spiteri, Jeremy Kleeman, Simon Lobelson, Mitchell Riley, Jane Sheldon

Assistant Director: Constantine Costi

Date & Time: 8pm Sat 27, Mon 29, Tue 30 July, Thu 1, Fri 2, Sat 3 August 2019

Tickets: $35 Available here

Artwork by Samuel Hodge, commissioned by Carriageworks

Earlier Event: January 9
Kaija Saariaho's La Passion de Simone