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FLY – Presented by Lyric Opera of Melbourne


Barry Conyngham’s opera FLY was created by the Victorian State Opera in 1984 and based on the life of the early Australian aeronautical engineer and explorer Lawrence Hargrave. The themes of Australian identity are as resonant today as they were 30 years ago so Lyric is undertaking the opera’s first revival to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War 1 that frames the tragic action of the opera.

Before the full production, Lyric is undertaking a development week that will brings together the cast and creatives culminating in a public presentation. Alongside excerpts from the haunting music, you will hear from the director Lara Kerestes, Artistic Director and Conductor Pat Miller and be immersed in the designs of ZUNICA who are collaborating on the production.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a powerful Australian opera being brought back to life.


Seating: Allocated Seating.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

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.