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A very very very short history of opera


Viking Cruises


Station Pier, Port Melbourne


2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, (2024, 2025)


A romp through 400+ years or so of opera. Whether you know opera or you don't, this show captivates, with very very very short versions of popular operatic tunes sung by principal artists of Australian Contemporary Opera Co.,  and hosted by Actor/Comedian/Writer, Michael Veitch.

Featuring (rotating)

Kate Amos, soprano

Emily Burke, soprano

Caitlin Toohey*, soprano

Dimity Shepherd, mezzo soprano

Heather Fletcher, mezzo soprano

Michael Lapiña, tenor

Christopher Busietta, tenor

Christopher Hillier, baritone

Daniel Felton*, baritone

William Schmidt, piano

Dean Sky-Lucas, piano

Michael Veitch, host

Richard Piper, host**

*ACOCo Emerging Artists

**Special Guest


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We had a marquee at the Races and a box at the AFL Grand Final, but it was your event that had our guests raving! Thank you for an excellent  and entertaining event.

private event host

Exceptional voices - and their presentation was first rate. They were so professional and yet warm and engaging

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What a show! A highly professional and excellent performance...even my non opera friends enjoyed it all. They want to be invited to anything you do in the future” 

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