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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

*Digital Access livestream available
** Audio Description available

More Information

In-Theatre Subscriptions are now closed.
Digital Subscription $24

For assistance with a current Subscription, including exchanges and adding tickets to your booking, phone 1800 822 849 (In-Theatre Subscriptions) or 03 9001 6412 (Digital Access).

Single Tickets

In-Theatre Tickets $100 (Concessions and Child prices available)
Digital Access $30 (Concessions available)

Fees Apply - see further details in the Book Tickets section below.

General Assistance

For general ticketing queries, please email us on ticketing@victorianopera.com.au.

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. Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance. Our venue partner, Arts Centre Melbourne, has worked diligently to develop and update their COVIDSafe & Wellbeing Plan as circumstances change.

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.

School Bookings

Schools Bookings are available for $25 per student with 1 free teacher per group of 10 students.  Please email Ticketmaster group bookings at groups@ticketmaster.com.au or fill out the form here

Creatives & Cast

Composer Graeme Koehne
Librettist Anna Goldsworthy
Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Emma Muir-Smith
Costume Designer Bridget Milesi
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

The appearance of Dominica Matthews is made possible through the generosity of Prof Barbara van Ernst AM. 

Listen Now

Get to know the sound of A Christmas Carol with our Spotify playlist.


Book Tickets

Single Tickets $39-$100

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 $39

Digital Access $30

Price Type One Reserve
Adult $30
Concession $28
Senior $28
30 Years & Under $28

Ticketmaster Fees & Charges: A handling fee from $6.95 per transaction applies. In addition, a delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.

Digital Access ticket orders include a $1.50 (inc. GST) processing fee per order.

In-Theatre bookings available online via Ticketmaster.
Digital Access bookings available online or by phone on 03 9001 6412 (Victorian Opera).

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.

For assistance with existing 2022 Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm). Subscriptions closed on Thursday 31 March 2022.

Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. A booking fee may apply. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here. We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For Il Mago di Oz this includes Ticketmaster, TodayTix and Halftix. Subscriptions are sold via Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.

In Association with

Orchestra Victoria

Supported by

The Robert Salzer Foundation
REA Group