Lindy (opera)

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Lindy is an opera in two acts by Australian composer Moya Henderson to an English libretto by Judith Rodriguez. It is based on the death of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain's baby Azaria Chamberlain in the Australian outback at Uluru in 1980.

The opera lasts for about 1 hour and 35 minutes. It premiered on 25 October 2002 at the Sydney Opera House.[1]


Role Voice type Premiere cast, 25 October 2002
Conductor: Richard Gill
Lindy Chamberlain soprano Joanna Cole
Michael Chamberlain tenor David Hobson
Defence Counsel mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Campbell
Prosecuting Counsel tenor Barry Ryan
Commissioner/Judge baritone Malcolm Donnelly
Forensic Expert mezzo-soprano Kerry Elizabeth Brown
Greg Lowe/Blood Expert bass John Antoniou
Warden/Barbara Tjikadu soprano Jennifer Bermingham
Man/Policeman bass John Brunato
Teeth Expert/Sergeant bass-baritone Richard Alexander
Sally Lowe mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Moran
Defence Expert/Solicitor tenor Graeme MacFarlane
Textile Expert/Nurse Downs mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Campbell
Ranger/Nuwe Minyintirri/
bass Michael Saunders
Director Stuart Maunder
Design Meredith Shaw
Lighting Toby Sewell


The performances of 31 October and 2 November were used for the CD recording by ABC Classics (Cat: 476 7489, UPC Number: 028947674894).[2]


  1. ^ "Lindy". Opera Australia. 2002. Archived from the original on 12 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Lindy". Australian Music Centre. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 

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