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Hargrave: Sam Roberts-Smith

Mrs Hargrave: Caroline Vercoe

Olive: Lisette Bolton

Margaret: Shakira Dugan

Young Hargrave: Cameron Sibly

D'Albertis: Cameron Taylor


Director: Lara Kerestes

Conductor: Pat Miller

Design Concept: Zunica

Set: Tom Petty

Lighting: Richard Vabre

Costume: Nathan Burmeister

Stage Manager: Will Barker

Executive Producer: Suzanne Chaundy

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Pre and post-show dining and drinks are available at Cumulus Inc and Cumulus Up, conveniently located directly upstairs from the venue.  For bookings, please click here


Sun Aug 25 - 5:00pm - SOLD OUT

Tue Aug 27 - 7:30pm

Thu Aug 29 - 7:30pm - POST SHOW CHAT

Sat Aug 31 - 7:30pm

Sun Sep 1 - 5:00pm


45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne


$55 / $30 Concession

online via fortyfivedownstairs

or on 03 9662 9966

80 minutes, without interval.

Read the online program here:

See photos from the production here:


Composer:  Barry Conyngham

Librettist:  Murray Copland

Commissioned by:  Victorian State Opera

Premiered:  August 25th 1984, State Theatre, Melbourne

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. 

After 35 years of waiting, Barry Conyngham's opera Fly, based on the life of Lawrence Hargrave, returns to the stage in the most anticipated revival since Lyric's sell-out production of Our Man in Havana. 

Lyric's innovative and intimate new production will soar this August at fortyfivedownstairs, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. With an exceptional cast and creative team, FLY will surely be the Australian music event of the year. 

“FLY is Australia’s history turned into art

through music, drama and design,”

Pat Miller, Artistic Director

Thank you to  all those who have helped Lyric FLY

Henkell Brothers
Robert Saltzer Foundation
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St Martins Youth Arts Centre
Trinity College, The University of Melbourne
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Grenville Architechtural Construction

A full list of all Lyric's supporters can be found here:

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