28 Jul 2017

War Hero shines spotlight on conscientious objector

From Upbeat, 1:20 pm on 28 July 2017

Opera Otago is presenting the world premiere of John Drummond’s new opera War Hero, which tells the story of Otago farmer and World War 1 conscientious objector Archibald Baxter. NZ international tenor Andrew Glover leads the all-male cast telling the Otago farmer’s story of horrific abuse on the battlefield. The work is based on Baxter’s autobiography We Will Not Cease and dramatization by Michael Galvin.

Archibald Baxter painting by Bob Kerr

Archibald Baxter painting by Bob Kerr Photo: Supplied

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