The Enchanted Pig
Sun Oct 20 2:00 PM
“a show that proves opera, at its best,
is a source of magic and enchantment”
The Guardian, UK
Gala Opening Night Ticket includes pre- & post-performance cocktail, wine & canapés.
A delightful fairy-tale English opera with hilarious twists and turns, ravishing tunes and a story for all ages.
Oscar-winning costume designer Tim Chappel & international stage director Gale Edwards AM deliver a heartwarming and sumptuous Australian premiere of a London & New York hit.
Every good Princess deserves to marry a Prince. But what happens when the two elder sisters bully the youngest into going against Daddy’s wishes and opening a locked, forbidden door? The punishment is carried through, and instead of a handsome Prince, Flora must marry a Pig.
In true fantasy tradition, this is no ordinary Pig, but an enchanted one. Flora is no ordinary Princess, and this is no ordinary pig - she falls instantly in love. A string of weird and wacky characters seem bent on putting a stop to the wedding, but Flora will do anything it takes to keep and marry her lovely Pig.
This remarkable opera opened in the UK for an initial 3 week season, and ended up running for 10, before a season on Broadway in 2010, and several US premieres since. We are excited to have the rights to the Australian Premiere, and as well as evening performances for our Gala Première Opening Night (18th) and Friday (25th) evening, we cannot wait to introduce a whole new generation to this beautiful opera in our ‘Family Opera Funday Sunday' (20, 27th)
Composer: Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
Librettist: Alasdair Middleton
First performed London 2006, Broadway NYC 2011
Gale Edwards AM
Tim Chappel (OSCAR-WINNER)