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Mozart, Verdi, Borodin, Gilbert & Sullivan


31 May – 1 June 2024 Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne

Comedy or tragedy?

Thalia the muse of comedy and Melpomene the muse of tragedy debate the merits of the different types of opera people are watching.

Comedy or Tragedy? Thalia the muse of comedy and Melpomene the muse of tragedy debate the merits of the different types of opera people are watching. Four excerpts from well known, and much loved operas and operettas, will have their entertainment value weighed by these eternal theatre patrons in this new production from Victorian Opera.

Join the Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) as they perform excerpts from Borodin’s Prince Igor, Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Lead roles will showcase the exceptional talent of the young people in this leading ensemble in the beautiful Melba Hall.

OperaBox Programme
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Creatives & Cast

Creative Team

STAGE DIRECTION Elizabeth Hill-Cooper, Stuart Maunder AM, Kate Millett
PIANO Phoebe Briggs, Tom Griffiths


Thalia Anderson Mokyiu
Melpomene Tabitha Plummer

La clemenza di Tito
Sextus – Isabella Hincksman (Understudy: Lucy Nieuwesteeg)
Annius – Leah Stange
Servilia – Genevieve Gray (Understudy Zinaida Campigli)
Vitellia – Ruby Streit (Understudy Zoe Brunsdon)
Publius – Callum Orr

La Traviata
Flora Bervoix – Tabitha Bourakis
Dottore Genvil – Alec McMichael
Marchese D’Obigny – Lucas Calzado-Yubero
Gastone – Chris White

Prince Igor
Khan – Santrix Redston

Strephon – Oliver Clarke
Lord Mountararat – Caleb Jarcevic
Iolanthe – Lauren Ryan-Green
Lord Tolloller – Martyn Arends
Phyllis – Alexis King (Understudy Hannah Simos-Garner)
The Lord Chancellor – Xavier Grindlay
Leila – Eliza Walker
Celia – Hannah Simos- Garner
Queen of the Fairies – Sophie Cowall
Fleta – Leah Stange

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

Single Tickets ($30)

Price Type
One Reserve
30yrs & Under
Child (14yrs & Under)
Family Offer (2 Adult / 2 Child)
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Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne

Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

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