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Green Room Award 2020 Nominations
Lyric is thrilled to receive five Greenroom Award Nominations for FLY. 
Congratulations to everyone involved in this production.
FLY received nominations in the following categories:
DIRECTION – Lara Kerestes
DESIGN – Tom Petty & Richard Vabre
This year's awards will be presented ONLINE via the Greenroom Awards website, at 7pm 6 April 2020. 

"Miller’s efforts in mounting this opera, and other Australian pieces before it, were persistent, unflinching and heroic. From the outset, it was clear that this was a barely-funded and, by necessity, bare-bones enterprise. Miller and his brave colleagues set all that aside and focussed on the music. In the end, they created an experience that was enriching and ennobling for all."    

Limelight - Vincent Plush

“The cast was excellent. Young baritone Sam Roberts-Smith, as turn-of-the-20th-century engineer and inventor Lawrence Hargrave, was superb."    

The Age - Bridget Davies

"Lara Kerestes’ direction was imaginative without being overly busy; the focus was always on communicating a demandingly dense libretto and musical intention as powerfully as possible. Pat Miller excelled in terms of clear musical direction. His championing of this opera is to be highly commended"

Classic Melbourne – Heather Leviston

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