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The Dragon of Wantley

August 9 August 10

The Dragon of Wantley | A Comic Opera in 3 acts by John Frederick Lampe

The Muffat Collective Orchestra | the Choir of St Paul’s College (Dir. Jack Stephens) | Libretto – Henry Carey (1737)

The Muffat Collective and the Choir of St Paul’s College, the University of Sydney
are thrilled to be joining forces for The Dragon of Wantley! The Dragon of Wantley received an impressive 69 performance run in 1737; more than any opera by the celebrated Mr. Handel and holding the London stages in thrall for 45 years! Is this an opera about a dragon and an inebriated knight? Or, is it mocking the excesses of rival Italian operas, in production across the street? Or, is it satirizing the first Prime Minister of England? In fact, this rambunctious satire contains all three of these operas, and the listener can decide which interpretation to enjoy. Joined by some of the finest early music singers in Australia and the full force of The Muffat Orchestra, don’t miss this special opportunity to enjoy the
brilliant music and hilarious plot of The Dragon of Wantley.  

St Paul’s College Chapel Choir

Waddy Theatre, St Paul’s College

9 City Rd
Camperdown, New South Wales 2050 Australia
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