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The Healers

  • High Court of Australia Parkes Place East Parkes, ACT, 2600 Australia (map)

...a pocket opera about the role of women in WWI, how they healed men, broken by violence, through love.

The return of Simone Riksman and Andrew Goodwin in an operatic homage to the nurses of World War One.

A program of Australian premieres of works by composers who served or volunteered in the medical services, along with works by soldiers who were wounded or killed. Music by Cécile Chaminade, EJ Moeran, Joseph Boulnois, Jean Roger-Ducasse, Cecil Coles, Fernand Halphen, Reynaldo Hahn, Ivor Gurney, FS Kelly, Arthur Bliss, Nadia and Lili Boulanger plus works by Franz Schubert, and Jean Sibelius.

Book online $50/$45 or purchase tickets at the door $55/$50

Cast
The Belgian Nurse – Simone Riksman soprano
The Wounded Soldier – Andrew Goodwin tenor
Maurice Jaspart – the one armed clarinettist – Tom Azoury
The Australian Nurse - Catherine McCorkill clarinet
Joseph Boulnois, French medical orderly - Christopher Latham violin
The patient Maurice Maréchal - David Pereira cello
Red Cross Volunteer – Caroline Almonte piano
Duration 75 minutes

Earlier Event: September 30
Monet's Flowers of War
Later Event: October 19
De Witte Engelen / Les Anges Blancs