‘Buckley’ is a new opera on a local historical topic written by local residents, baritone Antony Ransome (music) and historian Richard Cotter (text). It relays the true story of how the convict William Buckley escaped from the 1803 Collins Settlement in Sorrento, ultimately living with Indigenous people for 32 years.
The opera is a collaboration between the Rosebud Astral Theatre Society, active in participatory community theatre for many years, and the recently-formed Buckley Opera Project.
Buckley the Opera can be viewed in its entirety thanks to RPPV.
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