West Australian Opera
Wundig wer Wilura
By Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
A Perth Festival Commission
Award-winning songwriters and storytellers and Perth Festival favourites Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring more Noongar magic to the stage with the world premiere of their opera Wundig wer Wilura.
How far would you go for love? Wundig was a handsome young man, a good hunter and much-loved member of the Hills people. Wilura was a beautiful young woman, adored by her family, the Grass people. Wundig wer Wilura is the Dreaming story of two star-crossed lovers whose souls are banished to Mt Brown and Mt Bakewell in York.
Following their celebrated debut Noongar opera Koolbardi wer Wardong Gina and Guy return to the operatic stage, once again under the direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. All the elements of great opera are here in this story of family and connection, obligation, rebellion, love and betrayal with catastrophic consequences. Delight in the music, experience the beauty of the language of this land and fall in love with the characters in this epic production.
ComposersGina Williams & Guy GhouseArrangement & OrchestrationDr Chris StoneConductorAaron WyattDirectorMatt Reuben James WardChoreographerIan WilkesSet DesignerMatt McVeighCostume & Cultural Props DesignerPeter Farmer DesignsCostume & Cultural Props Associate DesignerRae Cottam (Supported by Bruce & Charmaine Cameron)Lighting DesignerMark HowettSound DesignerJeremy TurnerCastJarred Wall (Wundig) & Jess Hitchcock (Wilura)West Australian Symphony Orchestra
|Time & Location||
Fri 9 – Thu 15 Feb
Fri & Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm | Tue – Thu 6.30pm His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup
1 hour and 30min
Contains haze or smoke effects and strobe lighting.
- All music composed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse © 2020 Wanjoo Pty Ltd. All rights administered by Perfect Pitch Music Publishing (APRA), on behalf of Wanjoo Pty Ltd, All rights reserved. Used by permission.
- Supported by City of Perth