Victorian Opera has announced its 2021 season, with highlights including the return of Richard Meale’s opera Voss, in its first staging since 1990, and four new operas by Australian composers.
“Victorian Opera’s Season 2021 marks a year of rebirth and rediscovery. After the dark days of 2020, our company is a little like an emerging butterfly; ready to fly at the end of a sombre time tunnel, yet, in some senses, wary of the unforeseen challenges,” said Artistic Director Richard Mills. “Any crisis can also present opportunities, and while the company’s focus has always been on Australian creativity and performers, there is a special urgency in these times to treasure the talent on our doorstep. We shall enable its full potential to flower and to engage our loyal and supportive audience.”
Victorian Opera’s The Sleeping Beauty. Photo © Charlie Kinross