AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY OPERA CO SEE FOR YOURSELF
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2020

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

A world-first, online opera festival featuring 2 new Australian works, 3 Australian premiere productions, employment of 100 artists: singers, musicians, directors, designers, cinematographers, sound editor, and production staff and crew.

 

"pure joy online" - The Age ****

Image credit:

Gala-at-Home by Melbourne artist Jess Reddi-Coronell

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2019

Opera Chaser Awards - Winner

Outstanding Production by an Independent Company - (Australian Premiere - The Enchanted Pig

 

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

Ten days in the Yarra Valley -

DOVE - The Enchanted Pig

MONTEVERDI - Poppea

VERDI, arr. Stopschinski - Macbeth

 

"What a fabulous day in the Yarra Valley...a gorgeous picnic on the grounds of a country farm, followed by world-class opera just a few steps, away reminding us how fickle and fun love and life can be."     E. Jones


 

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2018

OperaChaser Award Winner:

Outstanding Production (The Handmaid's Tale)

Outstanding Direction (Linda Thompson)

Outstanding Supporting Artist (Emily Burke)

 

Yarra Valley Opera Festival

Inaugural 10 day Festival in the Yarra Valley

RUDERS  - The Handmaid's Tale

MOZART  - Cosi fan tutte

DONIZETTI - The Elixir of Love

 

"has made as big a cultural impact as the introduction of Tarrawarra Museum of Art... superb...bravo." - S. Felich 


 

2018 Yarra Valley Opera Festival
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2016

 

Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival

HEGGIE To Hell and Back*

VERDI - arr. Stopschinski - The Scottish Opera

MOZART - Bastien & Bastienne

ABBOTT - Domestic Sublime

WILLIAMS - Puddle of Youth & Tuesdays with Pictures *

*Australian premiere

"We used to subscribe to Opera Australia in Sydney…we attended with friends who were new to Opera…the standard of the artists and venue far exceeded our expectations …next year we plan to attend the whole weekend” - A. Member


 

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2015

 

Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival

BACH - Coffee Cantata

HOIBY - Bon Appetit!

LARSEN - Stone Soup

LEHMANN - Nonsense Songs

SULLIVAN - Trial by Jury

ARNE - Thomas & Sally

OFFENBACH - Guido's Cat

LANG - the difficulty of crossing a field*

*Australian Premiere

 

"The playing and singing were exemplary - and what a fantastic opportunity for us to see rising Australian and international stars! Thank you for bringing such talent to us…we will definitely become regulars. Keep up the excellent work.” • V. Monroe


 

2015 Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival