Event Dardanus
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Venue City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
First Date 30 November 2005
Opening Date 30 November 2005
Last Date 5 December 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Rameau's librettist La Bruère used the mythological characters of Dardanus and Teucer but the story is his invention. Nothing like it appears in the Greek myths. It uses many of the elements common to French opera, and indeed Shakespeare's plays: lovers on opposite sides of a war, each being unaware of the other's feelings, magical disguises, accomplishment of an heroic deed to win the girl and a happy ending. Corny it may all seem, but within the twists and turns of the story there are timeless themes of war, love, catastrophic events and heroism. Rameau's music expresses them so beautifully."
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Jean-Phillipe Rameau Composer
Antony Walker Conductor
Hamish Peters Designer
Justin Way Director
Bernie Tan Lighting Designer
Paul Agnew Singer
Miriam Allan Singer
Stephen Bennett Singer
Kathryn McCusker Singer
Penelope Mills Singer
Paul Whelan Singer
Damian Whiteley Singer
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australian premiere.
Data Source
Source Description
Event Identifier 67987