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Blue Work


opera in two acts based on the life of Rewi Alley

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  1h 30m
Instrumentation:  orchestra, chinese instruments, baritone, actor, 2 chinese folksingers, chinese opera singer

Year:  1997
Duration:  1h 30m
Instrumentation  orchestra, chinese instrume...

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body


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Contents note

Two acts

Text note

Libretto: Geoff Chapple

Performance history

29 Jan 2011: Postcards From Exotic Places - Wellington

01 Feb 2011: Postcards From Exotic Places - Auckland

03 Feb 2011: Postcards From Exotic Places - Christchurch

Premiered at the NZ International Festival of the Arts in 1998

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and David Greco, and conducted by Kenneth Young