In presenting this long overdue Melbourne premiere season of Parsifal, Victorian Opera gives Wagner’s final opera an intelligently conceived, splendidly-performed production.
Visiting superstars, theatre renovations, a maestro exposed and the untimely death of a beloved international baritone dominate the 2017 year of opera.
A group of six school students volunteer to assist with the clean up and rescue mission after a hurricane hits the tropics. Stranded after the pilot experiences engine troubles, the group of hungry, tired and scared individuals cannot resolve upon the best course of action.
An artistic triumph, Black Rider combines a magically innovative production with an incredibly characterful cast to create a highly memorable evening of adult theatre.
Brimming with imaginative details, Victorian Opera’s beautifully realised staging of Cunning Little Vixen is a real charmer. A touching tale of the circle of life, Janáček’s deceptively light 1924 opera is very well served by this colourful, creative staging.
Proving that lightning can indeed strike the same place twice, Victorian Opera’s concert presentation of La Sonnambula was another unforgettable evening of bel canto brilliance showcasing superstar soprano Jessica Pratt.
Victorian Opera presented another authentic introductory opera experience with this highly accessible, sweetly amusing production of The Princess and the Pea.
Victorian Opera is at its imaginatively creative best with this beautifully realised and gorgeously sung production of Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty. The three acts of Respighi’s 1922 opera fly by in a brisk eighty minutes of wondrous entertainment.
Beginning their 2017 season, Victorian Opera, continues their admirably prolific output of original material with ‘Tis Pity: An Operatic Fantasia on Selling the Skin and the Teeth.
The mighty Melbourne Ring Cycle dominated the 2016 year of opera, with an entertaining assortment of productions seen throughout the preceding months. The biggest local opera news was the October release of […]
Predating the UK’s entry into the EEC/EU (and quite possibly outlasting it too!) the Cambridge University European Theatre Group has over the years amassed a fine degree of cross-Channel cultural integration. To some extent, this year is no exception and having just completed a Swiss tour via Belgium the group bring their 2016 production of Hamlet to the Cockpit Theatre for one day only.
In their final presentation for the year, Victorian Opera stimulates the eyes as well as the ears with abstract 21st Century choral beauty Four Saints in Three Acts.
With an intriguing theme of Fables, Victorian Opera announces a new year of characteristically eclectic and innovative works for 2017. Highly popular performers Meow Meow, Jessica Pratt and Antoinette Halloran return to the Victorian Opera stage next year, joined by other new and returning stars in a range of traditional and original productions that cater to both adults and children.
Leaders in arts innovation, Victorian Opera delivers ingeniously conceived new program Laughter and Tears, the entertainment value of which is significantly enhanced by a fruitful collaboration with Circus Oz.
Prolific producers of new work, Victorian Opera again caters for family audiences with The Pied Piper, an original composition by Artistic Director Richard Mills.
Victorian Opera, in partnership with Victorian Arts Centre, continues their quest to introduce children to opera with a neatly edited, attractively staged production of Massenet’s Cinderella (Cendrillon).
Showcasing the stunning talents of leading lady Jessica Pratt, Victorian Opera presents a highly traditional new staging of Donizetti’s classic bloodbath Lucia di Lammermoor.
A slow burn, Banquet of Secrets’ ultimate success is due, in no small part, to the dazzling talents of its charismatic quartet of performers.
In an extraordinary collaboration, Victorian Opera and Musica Viva present the world premiere of Voyage to the Moon, a highly accomplished celebration of the beauty of Baroque music.
World premieres abounded, boutique musicals thrived and revivals continued arriving in the 2015 year of musical theatre. Melbourne’s music theatre year began with two large-scale productions that both played for many months.
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