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Three Tales

Livestreamed Event
27 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017

In this unique event, you’re invited into our rehearsal room as highlights of three new Australian works are performed after a week-long workshop.


Following Victorian Opera’s first livestreamed event The Darkest Night, the company continues its exploration of the digital sphere with a rare glimpse into the process of developing a new opera. 

Based on Flaubert’s Trois Contes or Three Tales, leading Australian composers Stefan Cassomenos, Dermot Tutty and Zac Hurren are each interpreting one tale as the basis for a short new work. Lauded ensemble Plexus provide accompaniment to specialist singers as they perform excerpts of the new works and the composers will discuss their creative processes.

These three chamber operas are to be staged in Victorian Opera’s 2019 Season. This is an exclusive insight into the creative process of Australia’s leading commissioner and producer of new opera and your chance to offer feedback that directly contributes to Victorian Opera's 2019 Season.

The livestream was broadcast Friday 27 October. Watch the stream on-demand above.

Cast & Crew

Creative Team

A Simple Heart
Composer Zac Hurren

The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller
Composer Dermot Tutty

Composer Stefan Cassomenos


Judith Dodsworth
Kathryn Radcliffe
Brenton Spiteri
Matthew Thomas


Philip Arkinstall
Stefan Cassomenos
Monica Curro
Brent Miller

This production is proudly supported by

Robert Salzer Foundation
Victorian Opera New Work Syndicate