Opera Australia - Watershed
16 June


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney

Presented by Opera Australia
The Death of Doctor Duncan

16th June Today at 2:00pm. Tickets $49 to $229

by arrangement with Adelaide Festival

It's half a century since the infamous drowning of Dr George Ian Ogilvie Duncan; a moment in time that triggered an alleged police cover-up, a city-wide scandal, national outrage, a Scotland Yard investigation and a glaring absence of convictions.

Most importantly, Dr Duncan's death led South Australia to decriminalise homosexuality, ahead of the rest of the country.

Watershed, the ravishing new operatic work and the hit of the 2022 Adelaide Festival, is a collaboration between some of Australia's most acclaimed creative talents including author Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap) and director Neil Armfield.

Written as an oratorio, this real-life tragedy, and eventual triumph, will grace the stage in its Sydney Opera House debut in June 2024.

Enabled by Sydney Opera House donor Professor Ross Steele AM and New Work Now donors.
Co-commissioned by Feast Festival, Adelaide Festival and State Opera South Australia, supported by Arts South Australia and by the Adelaide Festival's Commissioning Circle, Sidney Myer Fund and Nunn Dimos Foundation.

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