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Victorian Opera is one of the most important opera companies in Australia and continues to evolve this traditional art form in fascinating ways. It stages opera featuring circus, puppetry and spectacular 3D digital scenery. Each year, Victorian Opera stages rarely heard productions, operatic masterpieces and new Australian opera. The company works with the finest singers from across Australia and the world, including internationally acclaimed soprano Jessica Pratt and mesmerising cabaret diva Meow Meow. Victorian Opera is regarded for staging high-calibre opera and has received multiple awards for its productions. Experience a night of beautiful music and thrilling opera with Victorian Opera.

The 2017 schedule includes a number of high-calibre performances, showcasing the company’s immense talent. In September, Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs’ cult musical fable The Black Rider will come to life at the Malthouse Theatre.  It has become one of the most iconic pieces of avant garde theatre since it premiered in 1990 and tells the story of a file clerk’s desperation to prove his worth by entering a Faustian pact. However, the Devil’s bargain is always a fool’s bargain. The Black Rider runs from 15 September to 8 October at the Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse.

November will bring Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen to the stage in a new Australian work by composer Gordon Kerry and writer John Kinsella. This tale of dark magic, the power of friendship and the triumph of good over evil is showing exclusively for two days in November in Wodonga.

The Black Rider

The Black Rider

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen


Various venues

Tel: +613 9001 6400

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