How To Build A Billy

How To Build A Billy

Bondi Pavillion (map)

This year, we presents a new Australian musical comedy, How To Build A Billy, at Bondi Feast Festival. Billy is a show with big voices, big banging and more than a few screws loose.

In this madcap contemporary opera, two singers must build flatpack IKEA furniture from scratch at the same time as telling the story of two siblings struggling to cope with their newly widowed mother’s ever-growing book collection. It’s a race against the clock as the siblings’ competitive spirit takes over. Who will finish first? Who will put one of the pieces on back to front by accident? This is a show for anyone who has lost it trying to save money by building their own furniture.

Blush Opera returns to Bondi Feast after presenting their black comedy Fancy Me Dead in 2017. This year, Blush Opera collaborates with celebrated Sydney-based percussionist Kaylie Dunstan to present an unusual, funny and thrilling chamber work by composer Paul Smith.

Blush is a Sydney-based ensemble dedicated to expanding types of opera by incorporating elements of comedy, cabaret, musical theatre and physical theatre. They have performed at festivals around Australian and bring their unique performing aesthetic to diverse communities across the greater Sydney region.

Composer: Paul Smith

Director: Warwick Doddrell

Chloe: Jermaine Chau

Leo: Rebecca Moret

Percussionist: Kaylie Dunstan

July 19, 20, 21 @ 7pm

Spring Gala Concert

Spring Gala Concert

Bellingen Memorial Hall (map)

Presented as part of Bellingen Fine Music Festival in collaboration with Coffs Harbour Conservatorium

Sunday 30th September, 2:30pm

Blush will present a concert of spring themed operatic favourites together with a performance of Paul Smith's 'The Spidermaiden and the Runaway Plum Blossom'.

With Jermaine Chau, Rebecca Moret, Luke Spicer and students of the Coffs Harbour Conservatorium. 

SYNOPOSIS: The Spidermaiden and the Runaway Plum Blossom is a musical fable about a Plum Blossom who leaves her tree looking for adventure. However she unexpectedly gets caught in the Spidermaiden’s silken web. The Spidermaiden promises to set the Plum Blossom free if she can solve her tuneful riddle. Come hear the flute, clarinet, viola and cello create a mystical sound world and help solve the riddle of the Spidermaiden’s song in this charming 30min chamber opera for the whole family, where music can help you make sense of the world.