An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.
In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the maelstrom of that day. An unnerving portrait of a man reduced, a devouring passion, and a community catastrophe.
Scored for a chamber orchestra of twelve and featuring an ACT-based cast and chorus, the opera takes us back into the ordeal as it intensifies each character’s passions, fears, jealousies and strengths creating the crucible in which the true mettle of all is tested.
Friday 20th September 7:30pm
Saturday 21st September 7:30pm
Sunday 22nd September 4pm