2020 Update: The chamber opera I co-created with composer Ross James Carey, was performed by Gertrude Opera Company for the Yarra Valley Opera Festival, Melbourne, on 24 October 2020. For the reviews etc, see xxx
The Kate Kelly Song Cycle, a creative collaboration by Ross Carey and Merrill Findlay, was initially scored for soprano voice, community choirs, cello, violin, clarinet and accordion. Ross has since revised the score for three voices: Kate Kelly, her husband Bricky Foster and grocer Quong Lee.
The score is available for purchase from the Centre for New Zealand Music (Ross is a New Zealander!) here >>
Read the Song Cycle lyrics and listen to the first four minutes or so of each of the arias, as performed at the 2011 premiere, by clicking on the links below.
Bricky’s Sorry Song >>
Harvest Moon >>
Ghosts of Glenrowan >>
Poor Irish and Wiradjuri >>
I heard the banshee cry >>
More on The Kate Kelly Song Cycle by Ross Carey and Merrill Findlay >>
Page created 19 September 2014. Last updated 27 October 2020.