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JOHN ADAMS

A FLOWERING TREE

2 - 6 APRIL 2019

CONCERT HALL QPAC

Kumudha is a young woman with a secret power – the ability to transform herself into a tree covered in valuable blossoms. But sometimes rare gifts can inspire both love and jealousy in equal measure.

Exploring themes of magic, transformation and the healing power of deep and selfless love, A Flowering Tree is a majestic retelling of a traditional Indian folk tale by world renowned composer John Adams.

A Flowering Tree is a story for our times, brought to life in this semi-staged production with exquisite video design by Mic Gruchy.

This Helpmann Award winning production was first seen at the Perth Festival in 2009 and now Brisbane has the chance to see this beautiful opera.

DATES & TICKETS

Tuesday 2 & Thursday 4 April, 7.00pm
Saturday 6 April, 2.00pm
Concert Hall QPAC

Single tickets from $69 – $109 → on sale 1 February 2019
Package tickets from $46 – $73 enjoy savings of up to 33%

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor Natalie Murray Beale
Director Patrick Nolan
Video Mic Gruchy
Sets and Costumes Bryan Woltjen
Lighting Jason Glenwright

CAST

Kumudha Eva Kong
Prince Adrian Dwyer
Narrator Craig Colclough

Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Pre-concert talk 1 hour prior to each performance except 2 April.

Audio descriptions available 6 April. Sung in English and Spanish with English Surtitles. Approximately 2 hours including interval.

A Flowering Tree by John Adams with libretto adapted by John Adams and Peter Sellars from a South Indian folktale and poems translated by A.K.Ramanujan.

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