The Selfish Giant


Fri May 27 2022 at 02:00 pm to Sat May 28 2022 at 07:00 pm


Arts Centre Melbourne | Melbourne, VI

Oscar Wilde’s charming short story, The Selfish Giant, has enchanted young readers since it was first published in 1888.
After a cantankerous Giant banishes children from playing in his garden, he experiences the chill of perpetual Winter. When children sneakily return, so does the beauty and joyfulness of Spring, teaching the Giant to open his heart generously in order to enjoy life’s riches.
Premiered in 2019, this Green Room Award-winning adaptation comes from the creative genius of two of Victorian Opera’s former Developing Artists: composer Simon Bruckard (Cassandra) and librettist Emma Muir-Smith.
Following its sold-out debut season in 2019, The Selfish Giant returns to the stage with its wit and playfully eclectic musical style. A treat for the whole family.
Composer and Conductor: Simon Bruckard
Librettist: Emma Muir-Smith
Director: Cameron Menzies
Original Choreography: Elizabeth Hill-Cooper
Set and Costume Designer: James Browne
Lighting Designer: Eduard Inglés
The Giant: Stephen Marsh
Featuring Artists from the Masters of Music (Opera Performance), The University of Melbourne
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Subscription Tickets now available from $31
Single Tickets from $39, available Tuesday 1 December, 10.00 am
Digital Access Tickets from $30
50 min, no interval
Sung in English
More info:
Fri 27, 1.00pm Relaxed Performance
Sat 28, 11.00am
Sat 28, 2.00 pm
Sat 28, 5.00 pm
[Image description: a man wearing a black top hat and suit angrily pointing in front of a background of flowers with a sign saying 'no children allowed'.]

Where is it happening?

Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3004, Melbourne, Australia

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Victorian Opera

Host or Publisher Victorian Opera

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