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.
Alex Raineri Piano
Matthew Connell Narrator
Jak Scanlon Video Composition
Thomas Kunz Sound Technician
Kurtis Lowden Editor
Chelsea Neate Graphic Design
Samara Barr Producer
Enoch Arden, Op. 38
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.
Enoch Arden brings together live performance, breathtaking composition and experimental film in a world first of its kind.
This recording was made on the land of the Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.