THE JAPANESE PRINCESS – LYRIC OPERA OF MELBOURNE (11-18 MARCH)
Oriental Fantasy in one act by Camille Saint Saens
In the first of our ‘three crown season’ of opera, this Autumn, Lyric will transport you to Imperial Japan, as imagined by Camille Saint Saëns in his one-act comedy The Japanese Princess. This hour-long gem explores and teases the fascination with the orient in a compact fusion of singing, theatre and movement. This Australian premiere will be directed by Miki Oikawa with costume design by Lucy Wilkins, set by Christina Logan-Bell and lighting by Lucy Birkinshaw. The cast includes the Artistic Director and Conductor, Pat Miller said: “The Japanese Princess will have both early and late performances, making it an ideal complement to a night out, a perfect introduction for the first time opera-goer or a delightful discovery for the seasoned opera fan.”
Camille Saint Saëns – The Japanese Princess (La Princesse Jaune,1862)
Opera comique in one act
Sung in French with surtitles in English
One hour only, with early and late shows each night.
Director: Miki Oikawa
Set designer: Christina Logan-Bell
Lighting designer: Lucy Birkinshaw
Costume designer: Lucy Wilkins
Conductor: Pat Miller
Cast: Kimberley Coleman, Kate Macfarlane, Robert Macfarlane, Huw Wagner and Arisa Yura.
11 March 7:30pm,
14 March 6pm, 8pm,
15 March 6pm, 8pm,
17 March 7pm, 9pm,
18 March 7pm, 9pm
Tickets: $70 Adult, $55 Concession (+transaction free)
Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)
Seating: General Admission
Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre you will only be permitted to re-enter at the discretion of the front of house supervisor. Entry will only be permitted during suitable break in the performance.
If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.
Building Works: Our Foyer bathrooms are currently undergoing renovations; alternative facilities will be available.