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Current News

Victorian Opera Announces Four New Board Members

Victorian Opera, a national leader and state icon in the Australian operatic landscape, announces the appointment of four new board members to the company’s board of directors, Jane Harvey, Selina Lightfoot,  Stephen McIntyre AM and Grant Powell. 

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Victorian Opera's 'La Sonnambula' is the first Australian Production Streamed via Opera Platform

After captivating Melbourne audiences and receiving rave reviews, Victorian Opera’s concert of Bellini’s La Sonnambula is the first Australian production to be streamed, available free and on demand, via The Opera Platform. 

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Victorian Opera Announces Royal Opera House Co-Production 

Victorian Opera announces a co-production with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The new opera, Coraline by acclaimed British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage will be adapted from Neil Gaiman’s popular children’s novella; also the basis for the 2009 Oscar-nominated animated film. The production will be staged in 2018 at the Barbican Theatre, London, ahead of appearing in Victorian Opera’s 2019 season.

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Hear the Forest Come Alive in 'Cunning Little Vixen'

The forest comes alive in Victorian Opera’s new production of Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for five performances only at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 22 June – 1 July. 

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Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman to Shine in Bellini's 'La Sonnambula'

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera’s concert staging of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017

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Victorian Opera Statement

With news of the Federal Goverment's plans to reallocate funding to the Australia Council for the Arts, Victorian Opera's Managing Director Andrew Snell isssues this statement.

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'The Princess and the Pea' reimagined in Australian Premiere

Victorian Opera will delight children and families with the Australian premiere of Ernst Toch’s musical retelling of The Princess and the Pea at Arts Centre Melbourne for three performances only on Saturday 25 March. 

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27 Life-Sized Puppets are Given Voice in Victorian Opera's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Enter a world of fantasy in Victorian Opera’s transfixing new production of Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty, featuring 27 life-sized puppets, at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 11-18 March. 

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Victorian Opera Receives Classical:NEXT Innovation Award Nomination 

Victorian Opera has received a 2017 Classical:NEXT Innovation Award nomination. The company is immensely proud to receive this recognition and thanks Classical:NEXT for this acknowledgement.

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Victorian Opera Announces New Partnership with Taltarni Vineyards and Winery

Victorian Opera is excited to announce a new Corporate Partnership with Taltarni Vineyards and Winery. As the state opera company, Victorian Opera is proud to work with the esteemed Victorian wine producer as its Official Wine Partner.

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Victorian Opera wins Melbourne Award

Victorian Opera received the City of Melbourne’s highest honour with a 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by a Corporation. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle expressed, “Congratulations to Victorian Opera on their 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by a Corporation.” He continued, acknowledging that “Victorian Opera is a vital part of what makes Melbourne the arts and culture capital of Australia.”

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