Andrew Kay & Liza McLean in association with GHP present
SPAGHETTI WESTERN ORCHESTRA
Sydney Opera House
Following sell out performances at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and a UK tour Spaghetti Western Orchestra returns home for one week of performances at the Sydney Opera House with their hilarious celebration of the iconic collaborations between Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. This highly theatrical show features classic themes from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in the West as well as ingenious recreations of the saloons, spittoons and shotgun-slinging ambience of the 'Wild Wild West'.
"Take the magnificent music of Ennio Morricone, add five multi-talented, unashamedly theatrical Australians with impeccable comedy timing and let them loose on 100 instruments and you have some idea of Spaghetti Western Orchestra. A joyous celebration".
London Evening Standard
"A near-perfect meeting of musical and visual humour"
"Wildly inventive and funny"
"An endearing, impressive show".
The Guardian .
Dressed in period attire against a dramatic scorched sun backdrop, five brilliant musician performers play over 100 'instruments' which range from the conventional to an incredible array of everyday objects including playing cards, coat hangers and a packet of cornflakes. The musical arrangements are accomplished and endlessly inventive, summoning the power of an entire orchestra and using foley (sound effects) artistry to recreate the punch-ups, gun-shots and jangling spurs evoking the glorious movies that made Clint Eastwood a star.