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Faith, knowledge and power collide in this brand new opera by Richard Mills that examines the fortunes of one of the world’s greatest thinkers.

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  • Melbourne / Naarm

    Wednesday 20 December, 7.30 PM

    Palais Theatre, St Kilda

  • Duration

    1 hour and 40 minutes, with one interval.

A complex life which came into conflict with the political and religious powers of the day, Galileo is a searching meditation amidst questions of faith in a violent, hostile and uncertain world.

Told through a collaboration with filmmaker Jamie Clennett (The Who’s Tommy), the combined forces of La Compañia and Orchestra Victoria, and starring Victorian Opera favourite, baritone Samuel Dundas as Galileo — this project will celebrate the artistic legacy of Richard Mills while welcoming Victorian Opera’s new Artistic Director, Stuart Maunder as director.

Cast & Creatives

Composer & Conductor Richard Mills
Librettist Malcolm Angelucci
Director Stuart Maunder
Video Designer Jamie Clennett

Galileo Samuel Dundas

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