'"Ingkata" is a unique, bi-cultural contemporary Australian opera, based on the life of brilliant South Australian anthropologist Ted Strehlow and his fascinating and controversial relationship with the Aranda (Arrente) Aboriginal people of Central Australia.
"Ingkata" is a passionate cultural encounter played out in two musical languages: the "High Art" of contemporary western operatic music and the "Popular" contemporary music of Aboriginal hip-hop, rock, country, and blues. Traditional Aboriginal music and Lutheran chorale also form part of this heady mix.' (Production Company)
This new Australian opera, a work in progress, has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts and Darwin Festival.
'Ingkata' is produced by Racing Pulse Productions, Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts and State Opera of South Australia. Public workshops 29 February, 1-2 March, 2008 at The Opera Studio, State Opera, 216 Marion Rd, Netley, Adelaide.