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A Story for All Australians
Pecan Summer is the title of the first Aboriginal Opera. It promises to be an original musical collaboration that has been a long time in the making.
Pecan Summer has been described by its creator and composer, Deborah Cheetham AO, as "an opera for the 21st century, a contemporary opera for Indigenous Australians, a story for all Australians." (reconciliationsa.org.au)
This Indigenous opera has been 3 years in the gestation; it is finally being performed in SA.
It is coming to Her Majesty's Theatre on July 3 – 5, 2014.
If you are into opera, then the first Aboriginal opera, written and directed by a world class Aboriginal opera star in Deborah Cheetham AO, and performed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Opera Company, is a must see.
If you are not into opera, then this opera is a good one to make your first!
While I am firmly in the latter group, I am curious to see how this collaboration will work.
A Scene from Pecan Summer image adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au