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Adaptation of Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë 1847 single work novel
Note: Music by Michael Berkeley and libretto by David Malouf.
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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Notes

  • The opera has been recorded and released on CD on Chandos (CHAN9983).

Production Details

  • First produced at Britain's Cheltenham Festival in 2000.
  • Australian premiere at the Street Theatre, Canberra, 26 May - 4 June 2005. Director: Caroline Stacey.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage , 2000 .
      Extent: xi, 27 p.p.
      ISBN: 0099286262

Works about this Work

Jane Eyre Opera a Novel Twist for Multi-Talented Malouf Helen Musa , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 May 2005; (p. 14)
Bringing 'Jane Eyre' To Life Gillian Freeman , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Artlook , May no. 11 2005; (p. 19)
Malouf Makes 'Jane Eyre' Sing Helen Musa , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2005; (p. 19)
Eyre Supply Susan Skelly , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 May vol. 123 no. 6472 2005; (p. 65)

— Review of Jane Eyre David Malouf 2000 single work musical theatre
Light and Dark Passions Peter J. Casey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 June 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of Jane Eyre David Malouf 2000 single work musical theatre
David Malouf's Moments Musicaux Stephen Benson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 38 no. 1 2003; (p. 5-21)
The article examines what Malouf sees in music, and 'how this relates to his engagement with the conspicuously silent textual space of the opera libretto'. It is particularly concerned with 'two recent collaborations with the English composer, Michael Berkeley, both of which tendentiously retell founding expressions of English colonial discourse'. The author's aim is 'to use Malouf's aesthetic of music as the starting-point for a generically-informed identification of a quite particular postcolonial voice at work in these two texts' (p.5).
Eyre Supply Susan Skelly , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 May vol. 123 no. 6472 2005; (p. 65)

— Review of Jane Eyre David Malouf 2000 single work musical theatre
Light and Dark Passions Peter J. Casey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 June 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of Jane Eyre David Malouf 2000 single work musical theatre
David Malouf's Moments Musicaux Stephen Benson , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 38 no. 1 2003; (p. 5-21)
The article examines what Malouf sees in music, and 'how this relates to his engagement with the conspicuously silent textual space of the opera libretto'. It is particularly concerned with 'two recent collaborations with the English composer, Michael Berkeley, both of which tendentiously retell founding expressions of English colonial discourse'. The author's aim is 'to use Malouf's aesthetic of music as the starting-point for a generically-informed identification of a quite particular postcolonial voice at work in these two texts' (p.5).
Jane Eyre Opera a Novel Twist for Multi-Talented Malouf Helen Musa , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 May 2005; (p. 14)
Bringing 'Jane Eyre' To Life Gillian Freeman , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: Artlook , May no. 11 2005; (p. 19)
Malouf Makes 'Jane Eyre' Sing Helen Musa , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2005; (p. 19)
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