Victorian Opera presents: 'The Visitors'


We join seven Aboriginal Elders in 1788 as they meet ‘The Visitors’.

Imbued with Aboriginal customs, melody and humour from composer Christopher Sainsbury and libretto by original playwright and Muruwari woman, Jane Harrison, it tells the story of the early days of colonialism and its impacts on the First Peoples. Through metaphors of birds falling from the sky and changes to the weather, we watch as the Elders question how to respond to ‘the visitors’.

Joining for the first time Queensland Theatre Associate Artist and Noongar man, Isaac Drandic, will work alongside Victorian Opera’s Head of Music, Phoebe Briggs, as conductor, with a cast assembled from across Australia.

Wednesday 18 October, 7.30 pm
Thursday 19 October, 7.30 pm*
Friday 20 October, 7.30 pm
Saturday 21 October, 2.00 pm^
Saturday 21 October, 7.30 pm

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Author: Jane Harrison


Victorian Opera presents: 'The Visitors'