Join our mailing list

Image Image Image 01 Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

In The Shadow Of Venus

23 - 25 January 2015 | 7.15pm // 25 January 2015 | 5pm

DURATION 70 minutes

Opera on the edge

Three outstanding sopranos embroiled in three one-act comic operas. Sara Macliver (with Brendan Hanson), Fiona McAndrew and Elisa Wilson explore the frustrating world of marriage proposals, blind dates and chocolate cake in a bar, a gallery and a kitchen.

Lost & Found reinvent opera in their inimitable style up close and personal at three different locations in and around PICA. Drink in the bar, wander through the gallery and sample the cooking as the team that brought you the 5 star Fringe smash The Human Voice take you on an hilarious journey.

Sara Macliver plays Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, struggling in her busy life to find the time away from her mobile phone to listen to a marriage proposal; Fiona McAndrew takes us on a tender emotional journey as Rose, waiting on a blind date at an art gallery in Jake Heggie’s bittersweet gem of an opera At the Statue of Venus; Elisa Wilson plays out a passion for chocolate in a comic culinary extravaganza of an opera transcribed from a classic Julia Child television broadcast, Bon Appetit!


Australian Premiere

23 – 25 January // 7.15pm // PICA Promenade

25 January // also 5.00pm // PICA Promenade

Origin: Western Australia // Company: Lost & Found

Directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess // Music Direction by Chris van Tuinen // Featuring Sara Macliver with Brendan Hanson, Fiona McAndrew & Elisa Wilson

Rated G






FW web banner for events