By now, most of you are probably aware of the Opera House’s annual Halloween special, which will see the opera house play the theme from the upcoming Disney film Mulan.
This year’s event is a bit different to the last year, with the special playing from a new version of the musical, the first in a string of new musicals that will run at the Sydney Theatre, beginning with a new production of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
The opera will be performed by a number of Sydney Opera Festival alumni, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Chamber Orchestra, and the Sydney University Orchestra.
The new work is by British composer and musician, Matthew McConaughey, who wrote a cover of the tune for the film.
For those unfamiliar with the opera, its name comes from a scene in the play La Bocca, in which a group of young women, singing in German, have a vision of their lives before becoming a house of the gods.
Their mother, who was also a housemaid, is transformed into a goddess.
The opera is about a group that travels through time, and travels with the help of a spirit.
They also have an opportunity to become a goddess, and thus become a part of the house of a god.
“It’s the story of the journey, of the path,” says McConaghy, “and what it’s like to become the house that the gods are in.”
McConaugheys work, which also includes a musical version of The Wizard of Oz, is currently being performed in the Sydney theatre.
As the song says, “they’re only the shadows, the things in the night.”
“What it’s about is, it’s all about the darkness,” he says, explaining how the song has a dark, dreamlike quality.
He says he’s also working on a new opera that will be produced for Australia, which he says will have more of a dreamlike feel, but will also be a bit darker.
So what do you think about this new work?
Have you seen it yet?
Do you think the song is beautiful?
What would you change?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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