...a pocket opera about the role of women in WWI, how they healed men, broken by violence, through love.
The return of Simone Riksman 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.
Tickets at the door.
Belgian Nurse – Simone Riksman, soprano
Wounded Belgian Soldier – Damien Top, tenor
French Nurse – Romy Bischoff, clarinet
Polish Nurse – Joanna Rezler violin
The sergent infirmier - Joseph Boulnois
Christopher Latham, conductor and director
Orchestre de Picardie
Duration 75 minutes