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Opera in a box...

Posted by Stewart Jackel on 18 November 2014 | 0 Comments

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...Actually it was Victorian Opera in a rent-a-van. And it was on the road – to Wodonga and Wangaratta...

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Into the Woods in the Media

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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Our sell-out -season of Into the Woods was a huge success! Read on to see the review highlights.

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Trip to Jesi

Posted by Nathan Lay on 6 March 2014 | 0 Comments

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Some of our new Master of Music (Opera Performance) students were lucky enough to study in Europe over the summer, thanks to the Italian Acclaim Opera Scholarship program. One of them – Nathan Lay – is appearing as Baron Douphol in our upcoming May production of La traviata, from Italian opera house Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini. He recently studied with the company in their home city of Jesi, and shares with us some photos from his trip.

Below is a picture of Jesi from a lookout point on the city wall. Obviously the town has expanded outside these walls... Apparently about 40,000 live here now!

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A fairytale ending

Posted by Olivia Cranwell on 25 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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Soprano singer Olivia Cranwell reflects on her journey with Victorian Opera as she embarks on her professional career.

My relationship with Victorian Opera began in 2006. As a recent high school graduate I noticed a call for auditions in the paper for a new opera company, Victorian Opera. I went along to those auditions as an optimistic, idealistic; some might say naïve,18 year old. I sang and it was recommended to me that I audition for a new program that the company was looking at developing - the Victorian Youth Opera. So, a couple of months later I re-auditioned for Noye’s Fludde and was invited to perform the lofty role of God in the very first opera for Victorian Opera. Fast-forward 7 years and I am [but a month away from] graduating from the inaugural class of the new Masters of Music (Opera Performance) program.

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A Musicians Perfect Accessory

Posted by on 29 June 2012 | 0 Comments

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Happy Birthday Daniel!

If you’re thinking that the pencil case in the photo looks like that well known luxury brand with those signature coloured stripes, that’s good. It isn’t really that brand, but it’s what we wanted Daniel Carter, Assistant Conductor on The Marriage of Figaro to think when we gave him his surprise birthday present. The sleek rainbow coloured case was accompanied by a rousing birthday song from the cast and crew of The Marriage of Figaro, with Richard Gill playing the piano.

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