Special Events 2020

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PRE-SHOW INSIGHTS: SALOME

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Friday 21 February, 6.30pm
Monday 24 February, 6.30pm
Wednesday 26 February, 6.30pm

Phillip Sametz presents a fascinating talk delving deeper into this extraordinary opera on the evening before each performance of Salome. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Coriole wine and cheese after each talk.

Tickets: $19 General Admission / $17 Students, 30 Years and Under. Includes wine and cheese.

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GRETA BRADMAN TALKS

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm
What's Old, What's New, Thoughts on Fashion and Relevance in Music

Thursday 19 March, 6.30pm
What Makes a Golden Age?

Tickets: $19 General Admission / $17 Students, 30 Years and Under. Includes complimentary Coriole wine and cheese after each talk.

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BABY BILBY SINGS

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Friday 13 March, 9.45am, 11.00am
Friday 20 March, 9.45am, 11.00am

Victorian Opera opens its doors to babies, toddlers and their families for a musical adventure and the first chance to experience opera. Sing, listen, play, and start a lifetime love of music.

Tickets: $15, free for 3 years and under

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TRIVIA NIGHT: THE BIGGEST OPERA BUFF(A)

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Friday 27 March, 7.00 pm

Join Victorian Opera for an entertaining night of trivia to help raise funds for bushfire relief. Hosted by opera singer and music educator Angus Grant, expect plenty of laughs as you test your knowledge of opera and beyond, and battle it out for some fabulously operatic prizes.

Tickets: $25 per person / $200 for a table of 8. Includes complimentary beer, wine and snacks.

All money raised during the evening will be donated direct to bushfire relief.

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THE PIED PIPER

Theatre Royal Hobart, Tasmania

Wednesday 29 April, 7.30pm
Thursday 30 April, 7.30pm
Friday 1 May, 7.30pm

The residents of Hamelin have problems, and an invasion of rats is only the beginning. In Richard Mills’ quirky reinvention of the timeless fable, The Pied Piper and his new feline assistant set out for regional Australia to help the characterful folk of this blighted town.

This charming family opera, with a surprise happy ending, unites kids and adults from across Hobart as an on-stage community chorus.

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FIVE FRIDAYS IN MAY

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Cabaret Evening: Music at close range, confessional, personal. Songs that if they were cut — would bleed.

Friday 1 May, 7.00pm
Friday 15 May, 7.00pm
Friday 29 May, 7.00pm

Big Sing: Join the chorus and celebrate your love of singing. No experience necessary and all welcome.

Friday 8 May, 7.00pm
Friday 22 May, 7.00pm

Tickets: $29 General Admission / $25 Students, 30 Years and Under. Includes complimentary Coriole wine and cheese after each talk.

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VOYCE CONCERT

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Tuesday 16 June, 7.30pm

Join Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) as they showcase their extraordinary talents in their annual concert performing excerpts from Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, Verdi’s Otello, Bizet’s Carmen and Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

Tickets: $19-$29

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GLIMPSES FROM RANSOM

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Saturday 3 October, 3.00pm

Join us for a fascinating colloquium about the legacy of Homer in opera. Featuring guest speakers Peter Tregear and Kerry Murphy, hear excerpts from Barry Conyngham’s new opera Ransom, based on David Malouf’s retelling of The Iliad.

Tickets: $29 General Admission / $25 Students, 30 Years and Under

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RICHARD MILLS TALKS

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

Thursday 8 October, 6.30pm
The Beat from the Street: The Genesis of the American Musical

Thursday 15 October, 6.30pm
Bellini: The Swan of Catania

Thursday 22 October, 6.30pm
How to Write an Opera

Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm
A Voice of Our Own: Operas by Australian Composers

Full of passion and insight, Artistic Director Richard Mills shares his extraordinary knowledge of opera in a series of fun and fact-filled hour-long talks. Enjoy a glass of Coriole wine and delicious cheese as you mingle with fellow music lovers after each talk.

Tickets: $19 General Admission / $17 Students, 30 Years and Under. Includes complimentary wine and cheese.