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Richard John Mills (AM, DMus BA Qld) is an Australian conductor and composer.

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y separately published work icon Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 1996 Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1997 Z898075 1996 single work musical theatre opera An operatic adaptation of the Australian drama telling of Roo and Barney, Queensland canecutters who for sixteen years have spent the off-season in Sydney with their girlfriends. Each summer Barney ritualistically presents his girl Olive, a barmaid with a kewpie doll. But the seventeenth summer is different; time has begun to take its toll. The themes of faded dreams, idealism, disillusionment and the determination to live bring out a quintessential Australian boisterous flavour while portraying what happens when the values of the outback hero conflict with urban domesticity.
2012 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Production : Theatre - Companies For 'A Belvoir production presented by MTC'.
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