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Dame Edna with the Sydney Symphony

For grown-ups only

Sheer fun
Hello Possums!
Dates Fri 21 Jun, Sat 22 Jun Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 2 hours 10 mins (incl. 20-min interval)

"Hello possums!" It's Dame Edna in a concert especially for grown-ups.

After the broom-splitting magic of The Sorcerer's Apprentice to begin, we're off to an evening of storytelling with Saint-Saëns' festive Carnival of the Animals.

Then the housewife from Moonee Ponds puts on her best frock for what she likes to call a "little story about bravery and animal rights" - Peter & the Wolf of course. Our finale is the fabulously Spanishy tale of Juanita, a lobster living in a grotto off the coast of Wales. Where else?

A special and shortened performance for families with children will be presented on Sunday 23 June, 2pm at the Sydney Opera House. More information on this concert can be found here.

Pre-concert talk by Scott Davie in the Northern Foyer, 45 minutes before the performance.
Listen to Dame Edna's interview with Alan Jones talking about her upcoming shows here.
Dame Edna

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

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Track 1 - SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals: Fossils
Julius Katchen and Gary Graffman (pianos) with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Skitch Henderson
DECCA ELOQUENCE 466673-2

Track 2 - FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Miller's Dance
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit
DECCA 478 3362

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Barry Humphries interview

Barry Humphries lets us in on what he finds most interesting about working with the Sydney Symphony

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PROGRAM
  • DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
  • FALLA Two Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
  • PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
  • HASLAM Juanita, the Spanish Lobster
Artists:
  • Benjamin Northey conductor
  • Dame Edna Everage
  • Caroline Almonte piano
  • Bernadette Harvey piano
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