The Garden

Forest Collective and Kew Court House presents
The Garden

Friday July 25th- Sunday 27th 2014
Kew Court House
188 High Street, Kew, Vic.
Duration: 2 hours (with an interval)
Tickets on sale Tuesday June 10 at

Forest Collective explores love, life and the journey through the archetypal relationship in this performance art piece at Kew Court House. Centred around Evan Lawson’s one man opera ‘The Garden’ (2011) you will feast your ears on respected and contemporary composers performed by Baritone Michael Lampard, Soprano Rosemary Ball and a chamber ensemble conducted by Evan Lawson. With dramaturge and staging by Forest Collective’s theatre talent Stephanie Ozstreicher and design by artist Katherine Phillimore and curator Jasmin Bardel, The Garden is sure to be an enchanting exploration into the depths of our hearts.


Benjamin HARRISON - New Work (2014) for Flute and Clarinet

Evan LAWSON - The Garden (2010, rev. 2014 world premiere) opera for one singer

May LYON - The Storyteller (2014) for Solo Violin

COLDPLAY - Viva, la vida! (2008)

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART - La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni, 1787)

Franz SCHUBERT - Gefrone Thranen (from Winterreise, 1828)

Robert SCHUMANN - Im wunderschonen Monat Mai (from Dichterliebe, 1840), Er, der Heerlichste von allen and Der Ring (from Frauenliebe und leben, 1830)

Stephan SONDHEIM - Kiss Me (from Sweeney Todd, 1979)


Evan Lawson - Conductor and Musical Director

Stephanie Osztreicher - Stagging and Dramaturge 

Jasmin Bardel and Kat Phillimore - Design 

Stephanie Gaffric - Associate Producer

Kye Bartel - Stage Manager


Rosemary Ball - Soprano

Michael Lampard - Baritone

Hank Clifton - Flute

Vilan Mai - Clarinet

William Elm - Accordion 

Katriona Tsyrlin - Violin

Bridget Graham - Viola

Rebecca Scully - Double bass

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