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Join us this Thursday for a very special post-performance with members of the original 1984 production of Fly. Join Soprano Margaret Haggart, Baritone John Bolton Wood, Harpist Marshall Mcguire and Composer Barry Conyngham as they share their memories of Fly, 35 years ago. This is a free event for any ticket holders to Fly, taking place on set at fortyfivedownstairs lasting approximately 30 minutes. Don't miss this chance to experience Australia's operatic history. 

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Barry Conyngham

Lawrence Hargrave was an Australian explorer, engineer and inventor who showed the world how to fly. His iconic story was turned into an opera by Melbourne composer Barry Conyngham in 1984 and now returns to the stage at  fourtyfivedownstairs in the heart of the CBD. 

 

This intimate and powerful one-act opera stars international baritone Sam Roberts-Smith and mezzo soprano Caroline Vercoe in an innovative production directed by Lara Kerestes

 “fly resonates with us because it is about us;

who we were and who we can be.” 

Led by Lyric's Artistic Director Pat Miller,  fly will be an unmissable opportunity to experience Australia's history on the operatic stage.

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