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Six Swans the Opera

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
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The best fairytales are too easy for children and too difficult for adults
This June, the classic Grimm Brothers fairytale Six Swans will be brought to life in a production being performed at Hartley Playhouse, UniSA Magill campus. This is a one act play for all ages. Students from the University of South Australia's Performing and Media Arts course will perform the Australian premiere of Six Swans the opera. This is a collaboration between renowned South Australian arts organisation Tutti Arts and the next generation of theatre makers.

Six Swans the Opera  Image Tutti Arts Facebook page
Six Swans the Opera Image Tutti Arts Facebook page


Directed by Russell Fewster and staged by a creative production team, this adaptation of the Grimm Brothers fairytale explores what happens when an irate father turns his six sons into swans over a broken jug, reminding us that life is full of fateful and often unexpected consequences of choice. Six Swans touches on themes of redemption and forgiveness as a young woman struggles towards an awakening and discovering her own strengths.

Six Swans the Opera  article from Eastern Messenger - Tutti Arts Facebook page
Six Swans the Opera article from Eastern Messenger - Tutti Arts Facebook page


Six Swans the opera was premiered by Wonderful Beast (UK) in 2014, Richard Chew received a BBC Best Composer nomination for Six Swans. Described as staying with you long after the final note. Six Swans will be previewed on Tuesday 9th June at 7pm, followed by 5 performances Wednesday to Saturday 10th-13th June at 7pm including a matinee on Saturday 13th June at 2.30pm. Running Time: 50 minutes. The venue offers wheelchair access. Auslan interpretation is available at the Saturday matinee performance.

This is an exciting first for South Australia bringing a diverse and very talented cast together to present the Australian Premiere of this fabulous work. Bookings can be made here
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When: 9-13 June 2015 7pm, plus Saturday 13 June matinee performance 2.30pm
Where: Hartley Playhouse, UniSA Magill Campus. 33 St Bernards Rd, Magill SA 5072
Cost: General admission $25, students $15, companion card available.
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