Please come be noisy and inappropriate outside the premiere of Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle to protest them never having performed Dad’s opera “The Gilt-Edge Kid” which they commissioned from him in 1969. We’ll sing one of the songs from the opera, “The Ballad of the Dead Guerrilla Leader” a few times, shout, dress up weird as we want and wave placards.
If this sounds like a weird thing to do, and like you’re missing a bunch of backstory…. well, it is, and I’ll explain later. But it’s a pretty unique way to spend a Monday, it’ll be a bunch of silly fun, and we might get to offend some snooty rich old people. Plus we’ll be making my dad’s year. Maybe even his entire 80s…
I might organise a rehearsal of the song, it’s pretty easy but a run-through wouldn’t hurt. For those concerned about singing, shouting will do just fine. This is the song, sung by dad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nVMTF61dwo. We’re simplifying and cutting it a bit, I’ll post that version once it exists.
Picket a Wagner Premiere to Protest Dad’s Unperformed Opera
Monday, November 21 at 6 PM
Victorian Arts Centre, St. Kilda Road.
Contact: Jonathan Dreyfus email: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Dreyfus email: email@example.com