"Stories in the trees weave them out of bark and leaves…"
About the Show
Murray Bail’s Miles Franklin Award-winning novel Eucalyptus comes to life in music in this in-concert world premiere of a new opera from acclaimed Australian composer Jonathan Mills.
Part Australian fairytale and part word-painting of the Australian bush, this musical celebration of the botanical wonder of this country features an exceptional Australian cast backed by the West Australian Opera Chorus and West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
There are more than 800 species of eucalyptus in Australia. There is only one Ellen Holland, whose beauty is famous for miles around. Her overprotective father has created a safe place to protect her from the world; a forest of eucalypts. Is this forest Ellen's sanctuary or is she imprisoned like Rapunzel?
SUNG IN ENGLISH
Eucalyptus is supported by Philip Bacon, AO & Carol Colburn Grigor, CBE
Commissioned by Opera Australia and Victorian Opera
Composer Jonathan Mills
West Australian Opera Chorus