HARVEY MILK – THE OPERA IN CONCERT – February 2015

Harvey Milk – The Opera in Concert by Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie was performed at the St Kilda Town Hall in February 2015.

  • Conductor: Kathleen McGuire
  • Chorus: The Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus
  • Accompanist: Toni Lalich
  • Lighting: Brendan Jellie
  • Harvey: Milk Tod Strike
  • Dan White: Jacob Caine
  • Scott Smith: Nigel Huckle
  • Anne Kronenberg: Dimity Shepherd
  • Mayor George: Moscone Jerzy Kozlowski

Reviews

“Harvey Milk – the Opera was an example of how this medium can still tell important stories, wrestle with contemporary issues and deliver them to a modern audience.” Sascha Kelly, Limelight

“I imagine few expected the depth of performance achieved by Left Bauer Production’s advertised concert performance of the Australian premiere of American composer Stewart Wallace’s opera… Powerfully voiced soloists soared over the complex rhythmic lines, living their respective roles.” Paul Selar, Aussie Theatre

“There is no doubt that the quality of the music and the performance made this contribution to the Midsumma Festival very worthwhile.” Heather Leviston, Classic Melbourne

“A classy concert presentation with plenty of polish, Harvey Milk the Opera proves to be a timely, absorbing, affecting piece. An event of significance.” Simon Parris, Man in Chair

“Tenor Jacob Caine, mezzo Dimity Shepherd and bass Jerzy Kozlowski and all were at the peak of their game. Music theatre professionals Tod Strike, as Harvey, and Nigel Huckle as his partner, were equally good.” Graham Ford, Stage Whispers

Media

Celebrating Harvey Milk’s Operatic Life at Midsumma Festival – Gay News Network