First performed by the Australian Opera at the Adelaide Festival Centre, 1 March 1986.
Director: Jim Sharman.
Designer: Brian Thomson.
Cast: Geoffrey Chard (Voss), Robert Eddie (Judd), Robert Gard (Le Mesurier), Anne-Maree McDonald (Belle), John Pringle (Palfreyman), Marilyn Richardson (Laura Trevelyan), and Gregory Tomlinson (Harry Robards).
Performed with the same cast and crew at the Opera Theatre, Sydney, between 5 June and 28 June 1986.
Performed with the same cast and crew at the State Theatre, Melbourne, between 14 March and 2 April 1987.
Restaged with the same crew at the Opera Theatre, Sydney, between 8 October and 26 October 1990.
"is there an Australian art-music canon? Does Australian music feature in any lists of 1001 works to be listened to before you die?' Joel Crotty.