From legendary European designer Josef Svoboda, comes a vision of Verdi’s opera, dubbed the ‘Traviata of the mirrors’. Through the window of a giant mirror, the audience gazes into the life of the ‘fallen woman’. Australian singing revelation Jessica Pratt brings to life the tragic figure of Violetta, a role often considered the pinnacle of soprano repertoire.
★★★★☆ An inspired and telling tale of two mediums: the opera and the circus.<br />
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Photos by Jeff Busby.
Seven exciting young singers and a pianist have won this year’s coveted places in Victorian Opera’s Master of Music course. The unique two-year program is delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne.
Victorian Opera presents Stephen Sondheim's musical exploration of fairy tales and what happens after happily ever after. A star cast includes Queenie van de Zandt as The Witch, Olivia Cranwell as Rapunzel, Elise McCann as Florinda, Angela Scundi as Lucinda, Lucy Maunder as Cinderella, Matthew McFarlane as Cinderella’s Prince, Jeremy Kleeman as Rapunzel’s Prince, David Harris as The Baker, Christina O’Neill as The Baker’s Wife, Josie Lane as Little Red and Matthew McFarlane as The Wolf. All photos by Jeff Busby
When the unthinkable happens, Scully, a decent hearted Australian embarks on a race across Europe desperately trying to locate his missing wife, with his young daughter Billie in tow. A bold reimagining of an acclaimed Australian novel, with a score featuring bouzoukis, piano accordions, fiddles and the sublime recorder playing of Genevieve Lacey. Directed by Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Marion Potts, The Riders stars Barry Ryan as Scully, returning to the Victorian Opera stage after his critically acclaimed portrayal of the title role of Nixon in China. Photography by Jeff Busby.