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A great story, masterfully told

Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell AO OBE and internationally-acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi join forces for a rare performance of Enoch Arden: a melodrama composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem of the same name.

The poem tells the heartrending tale of a shipwrecked sailor who returns home after 10 years to find his beloved wife, believing him dead, remarried and with a new child. He makes the decision to sacrifice his own happiness in his love for her, never revealing that he has returned.

Strauss’s score elicits a raft of emotions, enhancing moments of drama, pathos, adventure and tragedy throughout Tennyson’s rich, philosophical narrative. This powerful tale of love and loss will be performed for the first time in Perth in the magnificent surrounds of His Majesty’s Theatre.

"A powerhouse performance with an intense corporeality... insightful and exhilarating"
- Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by: Perth Theatre Trust
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By: His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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