The Rabbits is an evocative and deeply moving story. Adapted into a 60 minute opera for young people from the haunting picture book by John Marsden and Shaun Tan, it tells of colonisation, displacement and, ultimately, of hope.
Lally Katz transforms Marsden's spare poetry into an enchanting libretto. Butterfly-voiced opera and pop singer Kate Miller-Heidke wrote the "simply beautiful" score (The Guardian) and performs alongside a talented cast of opera singers and contemporary music performers.
The Rabbits swept the 2015 Helpmann Awards, winning four awards including: Best New Australian Work, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Presentation for Children.