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By the Light of the Moon


Directed by Liesel Badorrek
Designed by Mark Thompson
Music Directed by Raymond Lawrence

Embark on a fabulous journey with a cantankerous cat and an exuberant owl in By The Light of the Moon. This fanciful all-ages opera explores the untold tales of Edward Lear’s beloved rhyme, The Owl and the Pussycat.
Ridiculous whimsy meets sublime melody in a wonderful new production, featuring the fantastic characters from nonsense poetry, nursery rhymes, as well as tunes you’ll recognise from the best-loved operas.
Opera Australia developed this travelling opera to enthral school students of all ages, complete with beautiful costumes and engaging scenery. Professional opera singers perform the famous arias in English, and a range of curriculum-based teacher resources are available to help classes explore the music.
By the Light of the Moon is designed as a school incursion and available throughout Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria and South Australia.

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Earlier Event: May 19
Marvellous Melba
Later Event: September 2
Shakira Tsindos Farewell Benefit Concert