A tale of shipwreck, heartbreak and redemption

Founder of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell, and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi – two of Australia’s great storytellers – bring their unique performance of Enoch Arden to the Four Winds Windsong Pavilion as part of James Crabb, Four Winds Artistic Director’s, Windsong Series.

This epic melodrama, composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem ‘Enoch Arden’, will be performed in words and music. “A tragic, tempestuous, romantic tale accompanied by the music of a genius. Half chamber music, half theatre.” says Simon Tedeschi.

The historic and artistic value of pairing poetry with classical music is something that both performers are eager to share with audiences as they tour around Australia. “Audiences can expect a moving and dramatic tale of shipwreck, loss and redemption— very satisfying theatre” says John Bell.
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John Bell (Narrator) and Simon Tedeschi (Pianist)
Performing “Enoch Arden”, a rarely performed epic melodrama composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem of the same name. Founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company John Bell is one of Australia’s most iconic actors and theatre directors. Simon Tedeschi first played in the Sydney Opera House at age 9, and is now considered “true greatness” by respected critics and musical peers. This once only South Coast performance will be a memorable experience performed by two great Australian artists.