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LEN LYE the opera is based on the dramatic life of one of our most original artists. As an opera in the contemporary sense, it is a unique mix of music, po...
An opera in two acts, based on life of Missionary John Hobbs.
It is a historic story of a young man who travels from England via Australia, ...
O.pera in one act after Cervantes
Comic opera in two acts after Aristophanes.
A comic opera in one act which was professionally staged in 1996.
It played to enthusiastic audiences and reviewers, including Timothy Jones who comment...
Bitter Calm is a full length opera for five principals, chorus and orchestra in two acts. It is based on an incident at Motuarohia Island in the Bay of Is...
A children's opera, with text by Alistair Campbell. This work won the Philip Neill Prize from the University of Otago.
A lyrical opera based on Tagore's dramatic poem 'Chitra'.
Opera in three acts, based on The Idiot by Dostoevsky.
Based on the Noh drama Kocho ("Butterfly"), this chamber opera was written as part of my composition folio for my Honours year of study at Victoria Univers...
Walls of Troy is the fifth opera I have written while lecturing at The University of Waikato. The idea was instigated by John Davies whose fascination with...
An opera designed to be recorded and broadcast on radio.
Co-composed with Horomona Horo.
Programme Note by Michelanne Forster:
In 1814 seven men, four women and five children from the London Missionary Society were invited to settle on Nga P...
The germ of an idea to write this opera came as a result of watching a production of Puccini's La Boheme at the movies. I had been aware of the issue for Op...
A chamber opera
Opera in one act:
II. Donaldson vs. Adachi
The children's opera, The Muffin Fiend, was written in 1990 and received its first performance in 1991 by Wenona Junior School in Sydney, Australia. Drawin...
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