Children's Bach, The

By Andrew Schultz

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   Opera by Andrew Schultz

   Libretto by Glenn Perry after Helen Garner

   Canberra International Music Festival, directed by Roland Peelman.

The Children’s Bach, an opera in two acts, was commissioned in 2008 by Chamber Made Opera, Melbourne with the aid of a Project Fellowship from the Music Board, Australia Council. The libretto was supported by The RE Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Awards. This recording was made at The Fitter’ s Workshop, Canberra in May 2019.

Brief Synopsis: Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life in Melbourne, innocent of fashion and bound by duty towards an autistic child, Billy. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past. With her sister (Vicki), fickle boyfriend (Philip) and his smart teenage daughter (Poppy), she draws the couple out into a world whose casual egotism and sexuality they had barely dreamed of. Can they get home again? (from The Children's Bach - Helen Garner, Penguin Books, 1999 Edition)

Audio samples

 Wirr 0115