Would you kill for love? That is the question the new opera ‘Love Burns’ asks.
Angela loves Jack. Jack cons Angela. After being swindled out of her life’s savings, Angela blackmails Jack into being with her. Together they hatch a scheme to get rich by killing lonely widows and stealing off with their fortunes. This is a night at the opera you won’t forget!
‘Love Burns’ is presented by The Other Theatre. The Other Theatre is an independent theatre and opera company dedicated to presenting the less explored corners of our cannon: forgotten classics, Australian premieres and little produced Australian work. Founded in 2018 by Eugene Lynch, The Other Theatre has presented sell-out seasons of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Mike Bartlett’s Cock, the Australian premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s The Dog, The Night and The Knife and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas.
The opera has been written by Graeme Koehne and Louis Nowra. The production is being sponsored by the SBW Foundation and has been developed by the Shopfront Arts Co-op’s open shop program.
‘Love Burns’ will be performed at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst. ‘Love Burns’ only has four performances Friday 23rd October at 8pm and 9.30pm and Saturday 24 October at 8pm and 9.30pm.