Voss is an opera by Australian composer Richard Meale with libretto by David Malouf. It is an adaptation of Patrick White's novel of the same name. The opera was commissioned by The Australian Opera, and premiered at the Adelaide Festival in 1986.
In 1977, impresario and administrator Peter Hemmings, general manager of the Australian Opera (as Opera Australia was then known), commissioned Meale to write an opera based on Voss, Patrick White's 1957 novel.
Work in progress
White's novel was predominantly set in Queensland, and appropriately, Meale's librettist for the opera was Queensland writer, poet and playwright David Malouf. Malouf completed the libretto in 1978, but Voss would not be performed until 1986.
|Johann Ulrich Voss||baritone|
|Frank le Mesurier||tenor|
|Lieutenant Tom Radclyffe||tenor|
- National Film and Sound Archive: 'Voss' on the Sounds of Australia registry
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- Vincent Plush & Robyn Holmes. "THE STORY OF VOSS". National Film and Sound Archive. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
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- "WHAT'S DOING IN SYDNEY". http://www.nytimes.com/ The New York Times. 1986-05-25. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "At The Opera - Voss". www.abc.net.au Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
- ABC's "At the Opera"
- "THE VOSS JOURNEY"
- 'Voss' was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry in 2011.
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