WASO | Special Event
A dark past, a hopeful future.
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, two choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental new work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation.
This event was previously scheduled for Friday 15 October, 2021.
All ticket holders have been emailed directly with more information and options regarding their tickets.
Deborah CHEETHAM Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace
Benjamin Northey conductor
Deborah Cheetham soprano (Yorta Yorta)
Linda Barcan mezzo soprano
Don Bemrose baritone (Gungarri)
Dhungala Children’s Choir
Includes 25 min. interval*
Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
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Presented by WASO in collaboration with Short Black Opera.
Sung in dialects of the Gunditjmara people of southwestern Victoria. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace is presented in Perth with support from the Bendat Family Foundation. The Gunditjmara translation was the work of senior Gunditjmara language custodian Vicki Couzens and linguist Travers Eira.