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Digital Live Stream: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 

Australian Chamber Orchestra 

Connect your students to a live performance on the Opera House stage. 

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“An orchestra that, by any standards, is one of the wonders of the musical world today.” 

The Guardian UK

Introduction to live music based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas

There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and his house was next door to an old people’s home. He knew all the people who lived there, but his favourite person of all was Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. When Wilfrid finds out that Nancy has lost her memory, he sets out to find out what a memory is…

This delightful production, based on the poignant picture book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas and directed by Sandra Eldridge, will weave together captivating storytelling with mesmerising music in an immersive and intimate performance. Featuring a new score by award-winning composer Paul Stanhope performed by a string quartet from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is the perfect introduction to live classical music, guaranteed to enchant audiences both young and old.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and Australian Chamber Orchestra

Based on the book written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas

Adapted & Directed Sandra Eldridge
Music Paul Stanhope
Production Design Kelsey Lee 

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Cast & Creatives

Samuela Taujave


Footlights & Booklights

Michael Caton reads Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Join beloved Australian film and television actor Michael Caton (The Castle, Packed to the Rafters) as he reads from this moving, intergenerational tale about the power of friendship and memories.

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