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Outrageous Fortune

a chamber opera in two acts

Year:  1998   ·  Duration:  1h 58m
Instrumentation:  Taonga puoro (Maori instruments) one, or ideally two players, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass; 6 singers (soloists)

Year:  1998
Duration:  1h 58m
Instrumentation  Taonga puoro (Maori instrum...

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About


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Otago Commemorative Opera Group, Te Atamira Whakamaumahara, to commemorate the sesquicentenary of the founding of the city of Dunedin and the province of Otago in 1848, with funding from Creative New Zealand.


Text note

Libretto by Christine Johnston


Performance history

29 Sep 1998: A performance collated from the premiere season given by a cast including Deborah Wai Kapohe and Robert Wiremu, with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) and an ensemble of players from the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Michael Joel

29 Sep 1998: Premiered by Otago Commemorative Opera Trust with a cast including Deborah Wai Kapohe and Robert Wiremu, with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) and an ensemble of players from the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Michael Joel

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