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15 - 19 February 2016

Voyage to the Moon

A KNIGHT TRAVELS TO THE MOON IN A REIMAGINED baroque OPERA OF LOVE, LOSS AND HOPE

★★★★ 'A worK oF PURE GOLD', The Age
★★★★ 'Baroque HEAVEN' LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
★★★★ 'THREE OUTSTANDING SOLOISTS' HERALD SUN
★★★★ 'OPERATIC INNOVATION', DAILY REVIEW

The reviews are in and Victorian Opera’s daring reimagining of the Baroque is a success! Critics are applauding the ‘peerless’ ‘astonishing’ and ‘superb’ singers, the equally ‘heroic’ instrumental ensemble and the ‘startlingly vivacious’ costumes.  

Read the Reviews - The AgeStage WhispersSimon Paris: Man in ChairDaily ReviewLimelight Magazine, Herald Sun 

 

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The great warrior Orlando has fallen into a deep madness. His friend Astolfo travels to the heavens with the mysterious Magus to find a cure and discovers the moon is home to many lost things including Orlando’s sanity. But first he must convince the all-powerful Guardian of the Moon, Selena, that Orlando is worth saving.

One of the greatest Australian sopranos, Emma Matthews assumes dual roles as both Selena and Orlando while leading Australian mezzo Sally-Anne Russell is Astolfo.  Former Victorian Opera emerging artist Jeremy Kleeman sings the role of Magus, with Phoebe Briggs leading a period ensemble from the harpsichord. 

Voyage to the Moon is inspired by the epic poem Orlando furioso, weaving a story from the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and Gluck, with new words by theatre legend Michael Gow, breathtaking singing and stunning costumes.

 

Presented in partnership with Musica Viva, Voyage to the Moon will open in Melbourne before travelling to Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. 

Additional Information

Written and Directed by 
Michael Gow

Music realised by
Calvin Bowman and the late Alan Curtis

Design concept by
Matt Scott and Christina Smith

Cast
Selena/Orlando Emma Matthews
Astolfo Sally-Anne Russell
Magus Jeremy Kleeman

Musicians
Musical Director/Harpsichord Phoebe Briggs
Oboe Emma Black
Violins Rachael Beesley, Zoë Black 
Viola Simon Oswell
Cello Molly Kadarauch 
Double Bass Kirsty McCahon 

Voyage to the Moon is performed in English

Venue
Melbourne Recital Centre
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Venue Information/Seating Map

Dates
Monday 15 February 7:30 pm
Tuesday 16 February 7:30 pm
Thursday 18 February 7:30 pm
Friday 19 February 7:30 pm

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Prices

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PREMIUM

Adult $155
Concession $134
Student $134
Group (10+) $139.50 

A RESERVE

Adult $129
Concession  $112
Student $112
Group (10+) $116.10

B RESERVE

Adult $90
Concession $78
Student $78
Group (10+) $81
VOyage/Arts Access Cardholder* $30

C RESERVE

Adult $60
Concession $52
Student $52
Group (10+) $54
VOyage/Arts Access Cardholder* $30

*Outlet and Box Office only

Voyage to the Moon is a collaboration between Victorian Opera and Musica Viva, in association with the Performance Program of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, led by Jane Davidson (overall Academic Curator of this partnership), Alan Maddox (Associate Investigator), Frederic Kiernan and Joseph Browning (Research Associates). This tour is supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society.