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Alternative title: Love Burns : Chamber Opera in Two Acts; Love Burns : Ironic Opera in Two Acts
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Love Burns explores the macabre relationship between psychiatric nurse Angela and gigalo Jack that results in a series of murders. Inspired by the true story of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, the notorious 'lonely hearts killers' of the 1940s, who also inspired the 1969 cult movie, The Honeymoon Killers, Louis Nowra and Graeme Koehne's chamber opera attempts to portray psychotic behaviour in a witty, humorous style.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Production Details

  • 1992: The Playhouse, Adelaide; 1-5 March (Adelaide Festival of the Arts)

    • Director Neil Armfield; Conductor Warwick Stengards; Designer Brian Thomson, Costume Designer Dunya Ramicova.
    • Company: Seymore Group Ensemble.
    • Cast: Christine Douglas, Stephen Ibbotson, Margaret Haggart, Jeannie March, Timothy DuFore.

    Love Burns has since been produced by the Lyric Opera of Queensland and Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre (including performances at the 1998 Melbourne International Festival).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1992
    • Grosvenor Place, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Australian Music Centre , 1992 .
      Extent: 130p.
      Note/s:
      • Vocal score. Number of performers: 8. Instrumentation: 7 voices, piano (reduction of orchestra parts). Computer-notated score.

Works about this Work

Double Dose of Modern Opera Sandra Hawker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Green Left Weekly , 11 November no. 340 1998;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1998 Company B Belvoir and OzOpera (Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney; 4 November - 13 December)

[Review of Love Burns] Ewart Shaw , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1992;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1992 Seymore Group/Adelaide Festival of the Arts production (The Playhouse; 1-5 March)

[Review of Love Burns] Tristram Cary , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 March 1992;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1992 Seymore Group/Adelaide Festival of the Arts production (The Playhouse; 1-5 March).

[Review of Love Burns] Ewart Shaw , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 1992;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1992 Seymore Group/Adelaide Festival of the Arts production (The Playhouse; 1-5 March)

Double Dose of Modern Opera Sandra Hawker , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Green Left Weekly , 11 November no. 340 1998;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1998 Company B Belvoir and OzOpera (Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney; 4 November - 13 December)

[Review of Love Burns] Tristram Cary , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 March 1992;

— Review of Love Burns Louis Nowra 1992 single work musical theatre

Review of the 1992 Seymore Group/Adelaide Festival of the Arts production (The Playhouse; 1-5 March).

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