1986 Festival


Artistic Director
Gian Carlo Menotti


Dance Works (Australia)

Nikolais Dance Theatre (USA)

Sydney Dance Company (Australia)
Nearly Beloved, a new work by Graeme Murphy

The Royal National Ballet of Spain (Spain)
With the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra


Ken Russell (UK)


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia)
1986 Concert Series for Young People: ABC Schools Concert

Australian Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia)
Young Conductors in Concert

Astra Choir and Orchestra (Australia)
Collins Street Mobile Concert

Chamber Music Lunchtime Concerts (Multinational)

The Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra and The Melbourne Chorale (Multinational)
Homage to Menotti: UNESCO Concert to Celebrate Gian Carlo Menotti's 75th Birthday


Victoria State Opera, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra (Multinational)
Madam Butterfly
Directed by Ken Russell

Washington Opera Company (USA)
The Medium/The Telephone
by Gian Carlo Menotti


Australian Contemporary Theatre Company (Australia)
The Pathfinder
by Darryl Emmerson

Australian Nouveau Theatre (Anthill) (Australia)
The Wolf's Banquet
by Raymond Cousse

Home Cooking Theatre Company (Australia)
Running Up a Dress

Melbourne Theatre Company (Australia)
Dead to the World
by Michael Gurr

Playbox Theatre Company (Australia)
Summer Shadows
by Richard Beynon

The Colla Family Marionettes of Milan (Italy)
With Rantos Collegium Chamber Orchestra

Visual Arts

Cecco Bonanotte (Italy)
Sculpture Exhibition

Italian Designers and their Work 
Exhibition of Italian Furniture

Gian Carlo Venuto (Italy)
Paintings and Works on Paper

Historic Theatres of the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy (Italy)

Roger Kemp (Australia)

The Etruscans (Italy)

Special Events

Circus Oz (Australia)

Melbourne Writers' Festival (Multinational)

Viva L'Italia Education Program (Italy)