Words by Alfred Tennyson
Music by Richard Strauss
A live performance/ film hybrid by Victorian Theatre Company and Brisbane Music Festival
28 March - 1 April 2021
Enoch Arden brings together live performance, breathtaking composition and experimental film in a world first of its kind.
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. This collaboration between Brisbane Music Festival and Victorian Theatre Company focuses on storytelling, imagination and music.
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.
Piano by ALEX RAINERI
Narration by MATTHEW CONNELL
Video Composition by JAK SCANLON
Sound and Audio by THOMAS KUNZ
Editing by KURTIS LOWDEN
Graphic Design by CHELSEA NEATE
Produced by SAMARA BARR
This recording was made on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.