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Silver Electra

Silver Electra is an opera that looks both at the riveting story of Amelia Earhart, and at issues around memory loss. Largely set in Australia in the 1970s it begins with the discovery of a jar of freckle cream on a beach near Brisbane. Could 80 year old Milly be Amelia? The piece explores a complex family relationship, as we meet Bindi, the older woman’s daughter, her new partner Darrel, and her son Noah, who goes missing in the outback at the climax of the opera. The piece was commissioned for ETO and toured nationally in 2017.

 

Composer                  Russell Hepplewhite

Writer/Director           Tim Yealland

Designer                     Jude Munden

 

Photos by Richard Hubert Smith