Event Death In Venice
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 1980
First Date 6 March 1980
Opening Date 8 March 1980
Last Date 15 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "Aschenbach is a solitary, and opposite him are ranged two groups of characters. The main function of one group is to propel Aschenbach towards his predestined end. The function of the other group is to lure him towards self-destruction, towards the Dionysian upsetting of his Apollonian (and therefore classical) balance."
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Name Function Notes
Gwenyth Annear Actor Newspaper Seller
William Bamford Actor Strolling Player
Basia Bonkowski Actor Polish Mother
David Brennan Actor Hotel Waiter
Karen Brynhildsen Actor
Thomas Edmonds Actor Hotel Porter
Robert Gard Actor Gustav von Aschenbach
Ruth Gurner Actor Beggar Woman
Daphne Harris Actor Lace Seller
Keith Hempton Actor Lido Boatman
Roger Howell Actor English Travel Bureau Clerk
Tom McDonnell Actor Traveller / Elderly Fop / Gondolier / Hotel Manager / Hotel Barber / Leader of the Players / Voice of Dionysus
John McKenzie Actor Guide
Laurinda Montague Actor Daughter
Stephen Morgante Actor
Judy Oliver Actor Governess
Roger Pahl Actor
Bill Paton Actor Acrobat
Katrina Pickering Actor Daughter
Mark Reily Actor Jaschiu
Heather Ross Actor Strawberry Seller
Michael Seifried Actor
Steven Suggitt Actor
Gerry Symonds Actor
Amanda Thane Actor Strolling Player
Jamie Tilly Actor
Louise Tilly Actor
Isabel Veale Actor Russian Nanny
Jennifer Walter Actor German Mother
Tony Westwood Actor Acrobat
Ian Wilkinson Actor Tadzio
Glenn Winslade Actor Glass Maker
Willy Young Actor Photographer
Ian Spink Choreographer
Benjamin Britten Composer
Myer Fredman Conductor
Luciana Arrighi Costume Designer
Stephen Rowe Dancer
Myfanwy Piper Librettist
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
Robert Cooper Musician Orchestra Leader
Jim Sharman Producer
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Anthony Bremner Singer Apollo
Roger Lemke Singer Hotel Porter
Thomas Mann Writer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australian premiere. Five performances including preview.
Data Source
Source Description
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Programme Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Programme University of Adelaide BSL Special Collections, Theatre Collection
Event Identifier 63010