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The Enchanted Pig
A Musical Tale
music by Jonathan Dove
libretto by Alastair Middleton
Australian Premiere PRODUCTION BY
GALE EDWARDS AM
"Princesses do not marry Pigs. That's not the way life should be."
Based on Romanian and Norwegian folktales, The Enchanted Pig blends the worlds of opera, music theatre and vaudeville in a joyful, celebration of love in a charming production by Gale Edwards AM (revival director Linda Thompson), with costumes by Oscar-winner, Tim Chappel.
THE ENCHANTED PIG is about LOVE - a modern, joyful story for all ages.
Loud and clear, you hear love is a wonder, love is strange, and love is a drug. It can make you happy, a hero - and a fool.
For a Princess who finds herself truly in love with a Pig (who is actually a King under a spell), it turns out that love, amongst other things, is a journey of trust, patience and perseverance. Love's story unfolds with the help of the Northwind, the Moon and the Milky Way, in a splendid staging by Gale Edwards and Australian Contemporary Opera Co.
A "dazzling treasure of rolling tunes and spicy lyrics", The Enchanted Pig has appeal across generations.
Premiering in London in 2006, The Enchanted Pig was set to run for 3 weeks - and was extended to 10 weeks, before a season on Broadway in New York. ACOCo's production, originally by Gale Edwards, premiered to rave reviews at the Yarra Valley Opera Festival in 2019.
With a cast involving leading Australian and international artists,
The Enchanted Pig is a celebration of love and relationships - bursting with energy and joy.
We are working behind the scenes to bring our award-winning production back to the stage, after CoVID lockdowns forced postponement in 2021. Sign up for news and announcements to be first to know.
"TAKE SOMEONE YOU LOVE TO THE ENCHANTED PIG - IT'S SPIRIT WILL REVERBERATE LONG AFTER THE JOYOUS ENDING."
- CRITIC 2019
PIG gallery 2019
Photos by Lyz Turner-Clark
SAMPLE OF OUR ORIGINAL COSTUMES DESIGNS BY OSCAR-WINNER TIM CHAPPEL
- The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Masked Singer - AUS/USA
© ACOCo / Tim Chappel
- not to be used or reproduced without written permission
Performances of THE ENCHANTED PIG licensed by Hal Leonard Australia, exclusive agents for Peters Edition Limited of London
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