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March 4, 2008 7:30PM • The Opera House

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: March 4


A NZ International Arts Festival event.

One of the greatest and most startling of all human journeys is revisited in The Trial of the Cannibal Dog, a contemporary operatic and theatrical adaptation of Anne Salmond's award-winning book which retells the story of Captain Cook's great voyages in the South Seas, focusing on the encounters between the explorers and the island peoples they "discovered."

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog combines operatic and non-operatic voices, European and Maori instrumental performance, a chorus of dogs and live digital audio to create a unique form of musical theatre that blends contemporary and 18th century English styles.

Performed by Andrew Collis, Janet Roddick, Philip Rhodes, Deborah Wai Kapohe with chorus and ensemble conducted by Peter Scholes.

Start time

March 4, 2008 7:30PM


The Opera House
New Zealand