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Peter & the Wolf with Dame Edna

For all the family!
Classic favourites
Date Sun 23 Jun Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration To be advised.

"Hello possums!' It's me Dame Edna, and I will be your chaperone for this very special family concert outing."

We begin with the broom-splitting magic of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and then the housewife from Moonee Ponds takes to the stage in her best frock for what she likes to call a "little story about bravery and animal rights" - Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

The finale is the fabulously Spanishy tale of Juanita, a lobster living in a grotto off the coast of Wales. Where else?

A performance for grown-ups with additional music by Saint-Saëns and Falla is offered on Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June. More information on this performance can be found here.

Recording of Juanita the Spanish Lobster with conductor Stephen Simon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra can be purchased at

Peter and the Wolf with Dame Edna

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.


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

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

Humphries meets his animal fans
Barry Humphries meets his animal fans

Dame Edna's manager, Barry Humphries, invites you to come along to Dame Edna's 21st Century debut performances with the Sydney Symphony.

  • DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • PROKOFIEV Peter & the Wolf
  • HASLAM Juanita, the Spanish Lobster
  • Benjamin Northey conductor
  • Dame Edna Everage narrator
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