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Established in 2003, Lyric Opera of Melbourne is a bold, creative opera company committed to developing operatic artists, building new audiences and enriching the operatic repertoire by creating a forum for the production of lesser-known works. Lyric's work is focused on producing innovative and exploratory music-based theatre, using contemporary practices that challenge, engage and inspire artists and audiences alike. ​

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Unlucky Love:
The Music of Peggy Glanville-Hicks

SUNDAY 10 APRIL 2022 @ 7:30PM



Peggy Glanville-Hicks was one of Australia’s most internationally recognized composers during the 20th century, especially for her operatic and dance-based works. Many critics and artists agree that some of her best music is found in her art-song compositions. Her art-song compositions continue the traditions of English art-song and you can hear in her early songs the influence of her teachers Ralph Vaughan Williams and Fritz Hart whilst still developing a unique and charming harmonic language of her own. Often the songs are compact miniatures with beautiful settings of the text, which occasionally offer a brief insight into her often difficult and challenging private life.

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