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Sydney Opera House: Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Sydney, Sydney Opera House — Joan Sutherland Theatre

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About the Event

Immerse yourself in the captivating architectural beauty of the Sydney Opera House, a must‐see for any Australian opera enthusiast.

Witness the pivotal moment in Australian history, as Dr. George Ian Ogilvie Duncan's tragic drowning sent shockwaves across the nation.

Discover the legacy of Dr. Duncan's death, which ultimately led to the decriminalization of homosexuality in South Australia.

Experience "Watershed," an extraordinary operatic creation at the 2022 Adelaide Festival, crafted by renowned Australian talents.

Featuring a poignant libretto by Alana Valentine and Christos Tsiolkas, a sublime score by Joe Twist, and a profound production by Neil Armfield.

Through powerful music, voices, and dance, "Watershed" transforms a dark chapter of anti‐gay violence into a sacred homage to Dr. Duncan.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness the spellbinding impact of "Watershed," a production that has garnered widespread acclaim and emotional standing ovations.

Practical Information

This production contains strong sexual references and explicit language.

Cast / Production

COMPOSER & ORCHESTRATOR
Joseph Twist
LIBRETTO
Alana Valentine & Christos Tsiolkas
CONDUCTOR
Brett Weymark
DIRECTOR
Neil Armfield
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Cheryl Pickering
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Ailsa Paterson
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Nigel Levings
SOUND DESIGNER
Jane Rossetto
VIDEO DESIGNER
Sean Bacon
CHOREOGRAPHER
Lewis Major
HISTORICAL CONSULTANT
Tim Reeves

DUNCAN/DUNSTAN
Mark Oates
MICK O’SHEA/COP/LAWYER
Pelham Andrews
LOST BOY
Tomáš Kantor
DANCER
Macon Escobal Riley
Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House hosts performances from many genres in Sydney, Australia. One of the 20th Century's most famous and distinctive structures, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon as a multiple performance venue. The complex hosts more than 1.2 million people annually with a season of 1,500 performances. Performers include international and local guest artists, and three resident companies: the Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Address

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia — Google Maps

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