The Riders

The Riders

Dates: 23 Sep 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

Address: Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006

Phone: 03 9685 5111  |  Fax: 03 9685 5112  


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The Riders is a brand new Australian opera based on Tim Winton's Booker-nominated classic. Composed by the acclaimed Iain Grandage with the libretto by Alison Croggon, this anticipated collaboration between Malthouse Theatre and Victorian Opera also unites respective artistic directors Marion Potts and Richard Mills.

Scully's wife, the mother of his child, has disappeared. Her absence looms large as those left behind look for answers, desperate to recover their lost sense of belonging. Follow Scully and his daughter as they pursue people, places and pasts that have escaped beyond reach. Stirring and strange, Winton's prose is translated into a modern opera that could be taken as a warning not to give chase to elusive hopes and transient identities.

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