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ENOCH ARDEN

VICTORIAN THEATRE COMPANY

BRISBANE MUSIC FESTIVAL

 ON DEMAND   

WORDS BY Alfred, Lord Tennyson

MUSIC BY Richard Strauss

Charting a perilous journey through rough seas, shipwreck and heartache, Richard Strauss’ epic melodrama collides with the sweeping poetry of Alfred Tennyson to tell the story of Enoch Arden, a lost sailor trying to navigate his way home.

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ABOUT

Performed from the Alex Theatre in Melbourne and the Brisbane Music Festival Studio in Brisbane, this cross border/cross disciplinary show offers a unique and experimental take on the Strauss/Tennyson classic. The performance is weaved together with an original Victorian Theatre Company film made by Jak Scanlon - connecting German Romanticism and British poetry with an Australian outback landscape. 

CREDITS

Narrator - Matthew Connell
Pianist - Alex Raineri

Producer - Samara Barr
Video Composition - Jak Scanlon
Audio Engineer - Thomas Kunz 
2nd Camera Op - Kurtis Lowden
Graphic Design & Documentary - Chelsea Neate 

REVIEWS

"A rarely seen work, it is a must for literature and music lovers alike"
Brisbane Stage

"A moving and unembellished on screen reading... with subtle and sensitive piano accompaniment"
Kate Herbert

"There was power and intent in Connell's well acted performance..."

Limelight