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Work

1998
Duration:
1h 58' 00"
Instrumentation:
Taonga puoro (Maori instruments) one, or ideally two players, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass; 6 singers (soloists)
Text Note:
Libretto by Christine Johnston
Commissioned:
Commissioned by Otago Commemorative Opera Group, Te Atamira Whakamaumahara, to commemorate the sesquicentenary of the founding of the city of Dunedin and the province of Otago in 1848, with funding from Creative New Zealand.
Difficulty:
Advanced
Influences:

Performance History

World Premiere for P: Outrageous Fortune; Otago COT; 290998 29 Sep 1998 Premiered by Otago Commemorative Opera Trust with a cast including Deborah Wai Kapohe and Robert Wiremu, with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) and an ensemble of players from the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Michael Joel
Deborah Wai Kapohe    Matthew Leese    Michael Joel    Richard Nunns    Southern Sinfonia
29 Sep 1998 A performance collated from the premiere season given by a cast including Deborah Wai Kapohe and Robert Wiremu, with Richard Nunns (taonga puoro) and an ensemble of players from the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Michael Joel
Deborah Wai Kapohe    Michael Joel    Richard Nunns

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