In 2015, the ACO toured Reflections on Gallipoli across the country, presenting an immersive and heartfelt multimedia exploration of the Anzac tale by Australia's greatest storytellers, including ACO artistic director and violin Richard Tognetti, director Neil Armfield, large-scale theatre specialist Nigel Jamieson, soprano Taryn Fiebig and other special guests.
On this national day of remembrance, experience our Helpmann Award-winning production, Reflections on Gallipoli.
"You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well." Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The invocation by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who became known as the father of modern Turkey, is inscribed on the memorial stone overlooking ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli. It provided the inspiration for Richard Tognetti, Nigel Jamieson, and Neil Armfield to bring to the stage their emotional exploration of the ANZAC story through music, spoken word and imagery.
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Neil Armfield Director
Nigel Jamieson Deviser
Sean Bacon Video Designer
Matthew Cox Lighting Designer
Taryn Fiebig Soprano
Yalin Ozucelik Actor
Nathaniel Dean Actor
BARTÓK String Quartet No.2: Allegro molto capriccioso
KELLY Elegy for strings 'In Memoriam Rupert Brooke'
SARISÖZEN (arr. Meurant) Ҫannakale Türküsü
VINE Soliloquy (world premiere)
TRADITIONAL (arr. Meurant) Ceddin Deden
ELGAR Sospiri, Op.70
KODALLI Adagio for String Orchestra
MEHVEŞ HANIM (arr. Meurant) Kaçsam Bırakıp Senden Uzak Yollara Gitsem
TRADITIONAL (arr. Meurant) Nihavend Longa
VINE Our Sons (world premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending