Eumeralla: a requiem for peace

Deborah Cheetham AO (Composer), Linda Barcan (Performer), Don Christopher (Performer), Benjamin Northey (Conductor), Adam Pinto (Performer), Andrew Foote (Director)

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra presents a Short Black Opera Production.

“The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land. Combining moving poetry, four choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation. Sung in dialects of the Gunditjmara people of southwestern Victoria.”
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Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2022

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