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The Riders single work   single work   musical theatre   opera  
Note: Based on the novel by Tim Winton
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Riders
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Production Details

  • Performed at the Malthouse Theatre: Merlyn Theatre 23 September - 4 October 2014

    By / Iain Grandage and Alison Croggon

    Based on the novel by / Tim Winton

    Conducted by / Richard Mills

    Direction / Marion Potts

    Set & Costume Design / Dale Ferguson

    Lighting Design / Matt Scott

    Cast includes / Jessica Aszodi, Jerzy Kozlowski, David Rogers-Smith, Barry Ryan, Dimity Shepherd

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Where Is the Great Australian Opera? Michael Halliwell , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 17 August 2018;

'In 1986, the Adelaide Festival staged an operatic adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning writer Patrick White’s 1957 novel Voss, a pivotal work in the Australian literary canon. The opera, with music by a leading figure of the classical music avant-garde, Richard Meale, and libretto by acclaimed novelist and poet, David Malouf, was conceived in the period leading up to the Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. It certainly tapped into the zeitgeist.' (Introduction)

Review : The Riders Peter Rose , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 366 2014; (p. 53)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
New Collaboration Offers Dramatic Power and Glory Michael Shmith , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 September 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Deserted Father's Operatic Odyssey Peter Burch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 September 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Enigma of a Lost Wife Philippa Hawker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Enigma of a Lost Wife Philippa Hawker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Deserted Father's Operatic Odyssey Peter Burch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 September 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
New Collaboration Offers Dramatic Power and Glory Michael Shmith , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 September 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Review : The Riders Peter Rose , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 366 2014; (p. 53)

— Review of The Riders Alison Croggon , Iain Grandage , 2014 single work single work musical theatre
Team Player Matthew Westwood , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2014; (p. 4-5)
'Iane Grandage's passion for musical collaboration has led him to write an operatic adaptation of Tim Winton's The Riders, writes Matthew Westwood.'
Where Is the Great Australian Opera? Michael Halliwell , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 17 August 2018;

'In 1986, the Adelaide Festival staged an operatic adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning writer Patrick White’s 1957 novel Voss, a pivotal work in the Australian literary canon. The opera, with music by a leading figure of the classical music avant-garde, Richard Meale, and libretto by acclaimed novelist and poet, David Malouf, was conceived in the period leading up to the Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. It certainly tapped into the zeitgeist.' (Introduction)

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