Opera Screening: Pecan Summer
Pecan Summer is an opera written and composed by the indigenous Australian singer Deborah Cheetham AO, who also sang in every season. It was orchestrated by Jessica Wells. It is the first opera written by an indigenous Australian and involving an indigenous cast. It is based on the February 1939 Cummeragunja walk-off, in which Cheetham's grandparents were involved.
Join us for a screening of Pecan Summer, along with an afternoon tea. Local singer Robert Taylor, a cast member of the opera, will present a live performance of some of the songs. All welcome. Please RSVP to Pooraka Farm Community Centre on 8406 8488 by Friday, 24 May for catering purposes.