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Voss (Adelaide)

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Venue: Festival Theatre, Adelaide

The obsessive explorer, the Australian outback and the lover he leaves behind.


Widely considered to be the great Australian opera, Voss is both the semi-biographical account of an attempt to conquer the Australian continent and an epic love story.

Based on Patrick White’s novel about explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared whilst on expedition in outback Australia around 1845, the opera by Richard Meale with a libretto by David Malouf, was the sensation of Adelaide Festival of Arts when it premiered in 1986. Meale’s epic score is brought to life by an acclaimed all-Australian cast, led by Samuel Dundas as Voss and Emma Pearson as Laura, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and State Opera Ensemble under the baton of Richard Mills.

Victorian Opera presents this event in association with State Opera of South Australia.

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