Search Catalogue


Brett Dean

Bliss (2004-09)

Plays: 3898

Opera in three acts

Act I Scene 2
Limbo - Harry's Vision

Duration: 01 mins 52 secs

Peter Coleman-Wright/Merlyn Quaife/
Australian Opera Orchestra/Elgar Howarth
(p) Opera Australia © 2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABC Classics 481 1820

Buy this disc from the ABC Shop

Text heard on Sample:

...Ecstasy touched me...
I slid between the spaces in the sky
and smelt things living and dying
in the valleys of the forest...
but the seeds of hell were sprouting all around me,
I watched them unfolding their chrome-yellow petals.

I saw both heaven and hell.
I saw them both.
There is a heaven.
There is a hell, now I know there is a hell.
I saw both heaven and hell.

Oh Harry stop it!
You're too nice to go to hell.
If one of us goes it will be me.
I shall get there first...

from the libretto by Amanda Holden, after the novel by Peter Carey
© 2008 Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH

Further Information on this Work:

Any reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of audio materials provided at this site, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

Featured Clips

Deep-Sky Objects (2011)

Sebastian Currier

Plays: 1276

Cello Concerto (2000)

Elliott Carter

Plays: 6722

Into the Heart of Light (2011)

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Plays: 4735

String Quartet No.2 (2012): 1st mvmt

Bernd Richard Deutsch

Plays: 4157

Lost Landscapes (2005)

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Plays: 7231