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Graeme Koehne

A Christmas Carol

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
14 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022

Victorian Opera’s new production invites all Melburnians to celebrate the festive spirit and discover the magic of opera as one proudly diverse community.

The spirit of the festive season will shine brightly in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present, and Yet to Come, as well as Tiny Tim and the Cratchit Family, are transported from 19th century London to contemporary Melbourne in a sparkling reimagination of this timeless tale.

Composer Graeme Koehne (Love Burns) and writer Anna Goldsworthy (The Magic Pudding – The Opera) realise Dickens’ story about the importance of love, compassion and generosity as a new Australian opera for us all. With Koehne’s flair for lastingly memorable melodies alongside Goldsworthy’s gift for storytelling, A Christmas Carol will warm your heart at its world premiere in December 2022.

Details

WORLD PREMIERE

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Wednesday 14 December 2022, 7.30 pm
Thursday 15 December 2022, 7.30 pm
Friday 16 December 2022, 7.30 pm
Saturday 17 December 2022, 1.00 pm, 7.30 pm

1 h 40, with one interval

Sung in English

Now on sale

Subscriptions are now available until Thursday 31 March 2022, COB.

Single Tickets on sale from Tuesday 1 December 2021, 10.00 am.

In-theatre Subscription $35-$80
Digital Subscription $24

Ticket Concierge

Do you need assistance with your ticket booking? We are here to help. Visit our Ticket Concierge and tell us how we can help you. We will take care of the rest. 

Accessible Seating Tickets

If you have accessible booking requirements, including wheelchair and/or companion card requirements please contact Ticketmaster on 1300 446 925 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT). This phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders.

More options and further information can be found on the Ticketmaster website.

Keeping you safe

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance. Our venue partner, Palais Theatre, has worked diligently to develop their COVIDSafe Venue Plan.

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. You can reach our ticketing team at ticketing@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm). We are here to assist you.

Creatives & Cast

Composer Graeme Koehne
Librettist Anna Goldsworthy
Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Emma Muir-Smith
Orchestra Orchestra Victoria

Cast

Ebenezer Scrooge Samuel Dundas
Marley’s Ghost/Ghost of Present/Schoolmaster/Old Joe Simon Meadows
Freda/Ghost of Past Antoinette Halloran
Bob Cratchit/Fezziwig/Freda’s Husband/Young Debtor James Egglestone
Belle/Mrs Fezziwig/Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Dilber Dominica Matthews

Book Tickets

Subscription Tickets $35-$80

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $80 $68 $56 $44 $35
Concession $72 $60 $48 $36 $35
Senior $76 $64 $52 $40 $35
30 Years & Under $30 $30 $30 $30
Child $24 $24 $24 $24 $24

Single Tickets $39-$100 | Available Tuesday 1 December, 10.00 am

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $100 $85 $70 $55 $39
Concession $90 $75 $60 $45 $39
Senior $95 $80 $65 $50 $39
30 Years & Under $30 $30 $30
Child $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
Family - Adult $85 $70 $55 $40 $39
Family - Child $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
Groups (6+) $90 $75 $60 $45
Groups (10+) $80 $68 $56 $44

Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. A booking fee may apply. A seating map for this production can be found on the venue website. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here.

If you have accessible booking requirements, including wheelchair and/or companion card requirements please contact Ticketmaster on 1300 446 925 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT). This phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders. More options and further information can be found on the Ticketmaster website.

Book a Group of 10+ via the Ticketmaster Groups page. To purchase a School booking or a Group of 50+, email groups@ticketmaster.com.au or click here.

For assistance with existing 2021 Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm). Subscriptions closed on Thursday 2 June.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For The Who’s Tommy these may include Arts Centre Melbourne (subscriptions only), Ticketmaster and Halftix. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.

In Association with

Orchestra Victoria

Supported by

The Robert Salzer Foundation