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Banquet of Secrets

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
1 May 2016 - 5 May 2016

A new Australian musical about divine food and devoted friends.

Created by legendary jazz musician Paul Grabowsky and Australian TV icon Steve Vizard, Banquet of Secrets follows four old friends at their annual dinner. Over one elaborate meal, they reflect on the joys and sorrows of life and share secrets they have kept for a lifetime.

Featuring the stars of Victorian Opera's smash hit Sweeney Todd, Antoinette Halloran, Dimity Shepherd, David Rogers-Smith and Kanen Breen. 

Don't miss this brand new musical about friendship and the joy and power of food, presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. 


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse 

Tuesday 1 March 2016        7:30pm
Wednesday 2 March 2016   7:30pm
Thursday 3 March 2016      7:30pm
Friday 4 March 2016           7:30pm
Saturday 5 March 2016       1:00pm
Saturday 5 March 2016       7:30pm

Cast & Crew

Creative team

Book, lyrics and original story by Steve Vizard
Score composed by Paul Grabowsky
Director Roger Hodgman
Set and Visual Design Matt Scott and Christina Smith


Antoinette Halloran
Dimity Shepherd
Kanen Breen
David Rogers-Smith

Ensemble led by Paul Grabowsky from the keyboard

Victorian Opera's 2016 production of Banquet of Secrets. Photo: Jeff Busby


“★★★★☆ A feast for the ears”

“★★★★ Another near-towering achievement for Victorian Opera… 100% fresh opera, locally sourced, by us, for us.”

“★★★★ No other company invests opera with as much inclusiveness on the local scene than Victorian Opera.”

“Elegantly crafted, emotionally complex and superbly evocative work”

Banquet of Secrets is presented in partnership with

Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Supported by

Victorian Opera New Work Syndicate and The Robert Salzer Foundation.