The Riders

Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Barry Ryan as Scully, Isabela Calderon as Billie. Photographer: Jeff Busby

The Riders

By Iain Grandage & Alison Croggon

23 September 2014 – 04 October 2014 Merlyn Theatre

Based on the novel by Tim Wonton

Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera,

New Adaptation Theatre Opera Co-Production

The Riders is an Australian opera based on Tim Winton’s Booker-nominated classic. The work is about the panic and terror of someone suddenly bereft of love. When the unthinkable happens, Scully, a decent hearted Australian embarks on a race across Europe desperately trying to locate his missing wife, with his young daughter Billie in tow.

 

"HERE IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST WRITERS, ONE ADMIRED FOR HIS DEEP EMOTIONAL INSIGHTS AND HIS SPIRITUAL EVOCATION OF PLACE. THROUGH HIS WRITING HE HAS HELPED A GENERATION DEFINE THEMSELVES AS MODERN AUSTRALIANS AND REMINDED OLDER GENERATIONS OF LOST IDEALS AND OF VALUES WORTH CHERISHING AND PASSING ON."

— Perth Now

Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Jessica Aszodi as Jennifer, Barry Ryan as Scully, Isabela Calderon as Billie. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Barry Ryan as Scully, Jessica Aszodi as Jennifer. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Jerzy Kozlowski, Dimity Shepherd, David Rogers-Smith. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "The Riders". Barry Ryan as Scully. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Jessica Aszodi as Jennifer, Barry Ryan as Scully, Isabela Calderon as Billie. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Barry Ryan as Scully, Jessica Aszodi as Jennifer. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Riders". L-R: Jerzy Kozlowski, Dimity Shepherd, David Rogers-Smith. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "The Riders". Barry Ryan as Scully. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

David Rogers-Smith

David Rogers-Smith

Performer

Dimity Shepherd

Dimity Shepherd

Performer

Barry Ryan

Barry Ryan

Performer

Jerzy Kozlowski

Jerzy Kozlowski

Performer

Jessica Aszodi

Jessica Aszodi

Performer

Isabela Calderon

Isabela Calderon

Performer

Creatives

Richard Mills

Richard Mills

Conductor

Marion Potts

Marion Potts

Director

Tim Winton

Author

Iain Grandage

Iain Grandage

Writer

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Doug de Vries

Doug de Vries

Guitarist

Sarah Curro

Concert Master

Cameron Menzies

Cameron Menzies

Associate Director

Phoebe Briggs

Phoebe Briggs

Repetiteur

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey

Musician

Jessica Smithett

Jessica Smithett

Stage Manager

Phillipa Safey

Repetiteur

Nic Synot

Nic Synot

Bassist

Jim Atkins

Jim Atkins

Sound Designer

Joe Chindamo

Musician

Michele Bauer

Production Manager

Simon Bruckard

Pianist, Repetiteur

Andrea Corish

Stage Manager

Edward Antonov

Violinist

Susanna Ling

Violist

Daniel Curro

Cellist

Brendan Toohey

Bass Clarinetist

Evgeny Chebykin

Hornist

Callum G'Froerer

Trumpeter

Jennifer Morrish

Percussionist

Charles MacInnes

Trombonist

Acknowledgements

A co-production with Victorian Opera.

Production Program