Women in War Opera

Artrek Productions, in association with Arts Centre Melbourne, will present Women in War, a contemporary opera, from 30 July – 1 August.

An international cast of artists from Australia, Turkey and Greece, present a contemporary Australian opera on love, war and hope, set during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. A work of culturally diverse synthesis that blends musical styles, rhythms and cultural nuances, it uses a contemporary cinematic approach to unfold the narrative in 21 scenes, deviating significantly from the traditional opera form. It delves into the contrasting mindsets of three women protagonists – an Australian nurse, keen to serve king and country, a Turkish mother in search of her wounded son serving in the Ottoman forces and a Greek war widow struggling to provide for her daughter on the Greek island of Lemnos, the ANZAC base.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.