Music by Stewart Wallace / Libretto by Michael Korie
In January 1978, after his third campaign for a position on San Francisco’s board of supervisors, forty seven year old camera salesman Harvey Milk made history by becoming the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America. Ten months later, having secured the city’s first gay rights ordinance, Harvey was shot and killed by fellow city supervisor Dan White.
The outpouring of grief following Harvey’s death and the passion inspired by his achievements continue to fuel a movement which, as the call for equal rights in Australia grows louder, is as important as ever.
Presented in association with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, Harvey Milk – The Opera in Concert features excepts of Wallace and Korie’s groundbreaking opera performed by a stellar cast and supported by a chorus of sixty.
Harvey Milk – The Opera in Concert, November 15 at 5pm at the Sydney Town Hall. For bookings, go to www.eventbrite.com.au
Chorus Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Proudly supported by the Opus 50 Charitable Trust and Cyril Stokes