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Jonathan Mills

Eucalyptus

16–19 October 2024 Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Eucalyptus: The Opera is a new work by Jonathan Mills, based on Murray Bail’s beloved novel. It is part Australian fairy tale, part sonorous evocation of the Australian bush.

In this dappled landscape lurks both beauty and wonder. The score is mysterious and colourful, with moments of dramatic intensity and hushed beauty. The libretto by Meredith Oakes is poetic and spare.

Eucalyptus is an ageless story of love and longing, about a daughter and a father – Ellen and Holland. Ellen’s overprotective father has created a safe haven from the world – a forest of eucalypts. But is the forest a sanctuary? Or is Ellen, like Rapunzel, imprisoned? Ellen encounters a Stranger amongst her father’s trees – a storyteller with enchanting tales of far-away lands…

Renowned Australian playwright Michael Gow directs this co-production for Victorian Opera, Opera Australia and the Perth and Brisbane Festivals, with designs by Simone Romaniuk. Desiree Frahn and Simon Meadows create the roles of Ellen and Holland, with Orchestra Victoria and the Victorian Opera Chorus conducted by Tahu Matheson.

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Creatives & Cast

Creative Team

Conductor Tahu Matheson
Director Michael Gow
Set and Costume Designer Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Designer Trudy Dalgleish
Cover Conductor Richard Mills OA

Cast

Ellen Desiree Frahn
Holland Simon Meadows
The Stranger Michael Petruccelli
Cave Samuel Dundas
Sprunt Sisters Natalie Jones, Dimity Shepherd

with Victorian Opera chorus

Orchestra

Orchestra Victoria

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Single Tickets ($39-$125)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
D-Reserve
Adult
$125
$105
$90
$65
$39
Concession
$115
$95
$80
$55
$39
Senior
$120
$100
$85
$60
$39
30yrs & Under
$30
$30
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$30
$30
$30
$30
$30
Arts Access Victoria
$30
$30
$30
Group (6-9)
$115
$95
$80
$55
$39
Want to book tickets?

2024 Concession include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, and MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, and Child (14 years and under) for select performances. Companion Card ticketing available.

Single Ticket Fees & Charges: A Ticketmaster handling fee from $7.95 per transaction applies. In addition, a delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

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Group Bookings

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
D-Reserve
Group (10+)
$100
$84
$72
$52
$39
School Group
$25
$25
$25
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  • Purchase for large groups by emailing groups@ticketmaster.com.au or fill out the form here.
  • School Groups receive 1 complimentary teacher tickets for every 10 Students booked. Additional teachers can book at Student rate.

Subscriptions ($35-$100)

Price Type
Premium
A-Reserve
B-Reserve
C-Reserve
D-Reserve
Adult
$100
$84
$72
$52
$35
Concession
$92
$76
$64
$44
$35
Senior
$96
$80
$68
$48
$35
30yrs and U
$30
$30
$30
$30
Child (up to 14)
$24
$24
$24
$24
$24
Want to book tickets?

In-theatre Subscription packages are no longer available online. For enquiries, phone 1300 822 849 or email our Subscriptions team.

Single Ticket Fees & Charges: A delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

Subscription discounts are calculated on full-priced Single Tickets.

Ticketing Assistance

For assistance with subscriptions, contact our Subscriptions team on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm) or email subscriptions@victorianopera.com.au

For assistance with single ticket bookings, contact us via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance.

If you or a member of your household is unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms before a performance, please stay home. To exchange or refund your tickets due to feeling unwell, simply contact us prior to the scheduled performance via boxoffice@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4.30 pm).

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182

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