The Second Hurricane

A Youth Opera
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Ticket information

2017 Membership Ticket Prices

 

Type General Admission
Adult $30
Senior $23
Concession $23
VOyage* $23
Child $20

All Membership orders attract a $7.95 Membership Processing Charge per transaction.
* Special price for 30 and under.

 

2017 Single Ticket Prices

 

 Type General Admission
Adult $35
Senior $30
Concession $30
VOyage* $30
School Group $25
Arts Access $30 
Child $25

A delivery fee may apply depending on your chosen delivery method: Venue Collection or Regular Mail: FREE. Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order.
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* Special price for 30 and under.

6-15 October
Horti Hall

6 October 7:30pm
7, 8 October 2:00pm
14, 15 October 1:00pm
14 October 4:00pm


Read facts about composer Aaron Copland

About The Second Hurricane

In a storm-ravaged American town, a group of high school students offer their help to a nearby county before becoming stranded in the wake of a second hurricane. Through trial and tribulation, the teenagers must learn to work together if they’re going to survive.

Aaron Copland’s work was originally written for students when it premiered in New York in 1937. Eighty years on, The Second Hurricane makes its Victorian Opera debut as the company’s youth opera for 2017 as part of our Education Program. It will be performed by a cast of singers aged 15-25 together with students from Victorian Opera’s Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE).

The opera will be directed by Victorian Opera Developing Artist Alastair Clark, with Angus Grant as musical director. Copland’s youth opera tells an important parable of the reaffirmation of community through surviving the darkness of disaster.

Production Information

Composer

Aaron Copland 

Librettist

Edwin Denby

Creative Team

Musical Director Angus Grant
Director Alastair Clark
Set and Lighting Design Eduard Inglés 
Costume Supervisor Joanne Paterson

Principal Cast

Gwen Saskia Mascitti
Queenie Shimona Thevathasan
Lowrie Thomas Harvey
Gyp James Emerson 
Fat James Young
Jeff Dorcas Lim
Butch Andrew Cappellari

Gwen Saskia Mascitti
Queenie Shimona Thevathasan
Lowrie Thomas Harvey
Gyp James Emerson
Fat James Young
Jeff Dorcas Lim
Butch Andrew Cappellari

Members of the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE)

Supported by Victorian Opera Education Syndicate.