Brian Thomson, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards Give Statement Concerning CARMEN on Sydney Harbour

Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards have just released a statement concerning the production of CARMEN on Sydney Harbour:

In 2013, between the three of us, we conceived, directed and designed Opera Australia's Handa Opera production of CARMEN on Sydney Harbour.

This Friday March 24, Opera Australia will present this production again.

As the key Creative Team we feel it is important that the press and public understand that neither the director (Gale Edwards), set designer (Brian Thomson) nor costume designer (Julie Lynch) have been invited back to oversee the re-mount.

It is beyond our comprehension how any professional company or artistic director would exclude the core creatives in such an important revival, especially when we have made multiple overtures to the Company offering our services to remount this much-acclaimed interpretation of CARMEN.

Therefore, we advise that we cannot guarantee the work's integrity, or that the public will see the production as it was originally intended to be.

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