The Eighth Wonder
The Eighth Wonder staged as Sydney Opera House – The Opera, Opera Australia, 2016. Photo © Prudence Upton

Wonder of Wonders

When Stephen Rae wanted to listen to The Eighth Wonder, he discovered there were no recordings available so he set about establishing a bespoke website, which features a complete, remastered, authorised rendition of the score, plus the libretto and much more. Kim Williamsdiscusses the importance of the opera and why he recommends logging on.

In my view there are two truly great, large-scale, original Australian operas, The Eighth Wonderby Alan John with libretto by Dennis Watkins and John, and Vossby Richard Meale, composed to a libretto by...