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Star Navigator

World Premiere

  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 - 7:30PM
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World Premiere performance!

Based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour, this beautiful and haunting work explores the 1770 meeting of two master mariners. Each is from a vastly different place and culture. As they journey together the understanding they develop highlights not only their differences but shared terror, love of the sea and the worlds around them.

Star Navigator is a new work by Tim Finn OBE originally commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera supported by the state government of Western Australia.

This landmark event will be presented as a staged concert featuring international soloists with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere performance.

Sung in English and Tahitian


ARTISTS

James Cook James Clayton
Tupaia Ta’u Pupu’a
Purea Marlena Devoe
Narrator Célestine Hitiura Vaite

WASO
WASO Chorus

Composer and Lyricist* Tim Finn
Conductor Christopher van Tuinen
Director Lemi Ponifasio
Arrangement & Additional Music Tom McLeod
Tahitian Monologist Célestine Hitiura Vaite

Additional lyrics by Gary Henderson


TICKETING INFO

Under 40?
Grab a C Reserve ticket for only $30! 

Concessions apply to
Full-time students
Pensioners
Seniors Card Holders


RUNNING TIMES

Starts 7:30pm
Finish
 8:50pm*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


FOOD & BEVERAGES

A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options such as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

The menu will be uploaded to this event page closer to the event.


Presented by West Australian Opera