Wundig Wer Wilura

Western Australian Opera 2024

Writers & Composers Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Arrangement & Orchestration Dr Chris Stone
Conductor Aaron Wyatt
Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Choreographer Ian Wilkes
Set Designer Matt McVeigh
Costume & Cultural Props Designer Peter Farmer Designs
Costume & Cultural Props Associate Designer* Rae Cottam
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Sound Designer Jeremy Turner
Digital Content Creator Roly Skender
Repetiteur Joshua Haines

Wundig Jarred Wall
Wilura Jess Hitchcock
Mubarn (Clever Man) David Leha aka Radical Son
Bworan (Old Man) Ronald Dick
Ngaank (Wilura's Mother) Charley Caruso
Kabaarli Kalyat (Nanna Cheek, Wilura's Nanna) Della Rae Morrison
Gulambiddi (Wilura's Betrothed) Jarrad Inman
Mandi (Wundig's Betrothed) Bella McGill
Maamyok (Wundig's Mother) Teresa Moore
Kongk (Wundig's Father) Tyrone Brownley
Maambart (Wilura's Father) Rubeun Yorkshire

Ensemble: Jack Collard, Caitlin Collom, Rachael Colmer, Ronald Dick, Natasha Eldridge, Indigo Ellis, Julianna Marie, Alana McGaw, Kobi Morrison, Tristan Tucker, Olman Walley, Ian Wilkes

Children: Thomas McGill, Ziggy James Penfold, Winnie De Silveira, Chanel Young

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

*Supported by Bruce & Charmaine Cameron


Wundig is a handsome young man, and much-loved member of the Hills people. Wilura is a beautiful young woman adored by her family, the Grass people.

Wundig wer Wilura (Wundig and Wilura) is an ancient Noongar story of star-crossed lovers, who break the bounds of lore and custom, and have their souls forever banished to Mount Brown (Wongborel) and Mount Bakewell (Walwalling) in York, Western Australia.

Family and connection to country, obligation and rebellion, adoration and betrayal, love and war. In the face of catastrophic consequences, how far would you go for love?

Sung in Noongar, this striking new production from award-winning songwriters and storytellers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse is a new Wesfarmers Arts Commission that will premiere in Perth Festival.

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