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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Midnight Son
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Notes

  • Inspired by the attack on, and subsequent death of, Melbourne woman, Maria Korp. Korp's husband, Joe, and his mistress, Tania Herman, were charged with attempted murder. Herman was convicted and sentenced to twelve years in jail; Joe Korp committed suicide on the day of his wife's funeral.

Production Details

  • World premiere produced by Victorian Opera at the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 16-23 May 2012.

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)

Midnight Tale of Murder at Its Murky Worst, but Will It Stand the Test of Time? Michael Shmith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Devoured By An Evil Love Peter Burch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 May 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Too Soon? Dark Opera Based on Korp Case Ready for Opening Night Karl Quinn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 May 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
A Journey from Darkness into Light Louis Nowra , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
A Journey from Darkness into Light Louis Nowra , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Too Soon? Dark Opera Based on Korp Case Ready for Opening Night Karl Quinn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 May 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Devoured By An Evil Love Peter Burch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 May 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Midnight Tale of Murder at Its Murky Worst, but Will It Stand the Test of Time? Michael Shmith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 May 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Midnight Son Louis Nowra , 2012 single work musical theatre
Opera Based on Notorious Murder Gina McColl , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 13 August 2011; (p. 5)
Notes from a Lethal Love Affair Xenia Hanusiak , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12 May 2012; (p. 25)
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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