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Blue Work


The White Lady

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

Composer:   David Griffiths

About

'Based on the iconic pie cart in downtown Auckland, it tells the story of Joshua, a university student and his girlfriend Mahina, who works at a local massage parlour. They are caught in a web of circumstances that lead to violent consequences.'


Text note

Libretto by Lynn John


Performance history

17 Aug 2006: Premiered at the Academy of Performing Arts, Waikato University, Hamilton, Director: John Davies, Lighting: Michael Knapp; Principals in The White Lady Mahina - Julia Hill Joshua - Reece Pennington Charlotte - Angela Bjerga Svetlana - Marion Taylor Betty - Beverly Pullon Paddy - David Griffiths (The composer) The Weasel - John Murray The Detective - Lynn John (The librettist) Vasa - Ian Campbell Receptionist - Evelyn Waters Harry - Danny Peters Man - Nathan Shore Charlie - Richard Homan Jasminda - Courtney Mason Dancers - Claire Gray, Tema Fenton

06 Sep 2006: Performed by Waikato University Music Department dir. John G Davies, cond. James Tennant; Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton