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Electric Lenin single work   musical theatre  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Electric Lenin
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'Janis Balodis was commissioned by NORPA to write the text [for Electric Lenin] after Lyndon Terracini first heard the intriguing true story about the life of a North Coast farmer, who despite his isolation on a rural property in 1960's Australia, developed relationships across the globe via his ham radio.

'Balodis's libretto uses elements of this life - themes such as rural isolation and communication - as a springboard into a remarkable story about memory and loss...

''Electric Lenin' paints a picture of a man so consumed by ideas and passions beyond his immediate realm he fails to realise the power of the relationships he has immediately around him. Using elements of opera, movement, video projections, live and recorded sound.'

Source: NORPA website, http://www.norpa.org.au
Sighted: 02/08/2007

Production Details

  • First produced by Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) in Lismore, New South Wales, in November 2006. Season directed by Patrick Nolan.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Opera's Local Comrades Unite Vincent Plush , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 November 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Electric Lenin Janis Balodis , 2006 single work musical theatre
Opera's Local Comrades Unite Vincent Plush , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 November 2006; (p. 17)

— Review of Electric Lenin Janis Balodis , 2006 single work musical theatre
Last amended 3 Sep 2007 12:21:47
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  • Far North Coast, New South Wales,
  • 1960s
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