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Pierangelo Valtinoni

Il Mago di Oz

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
27 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022

Following inspired retellings on screen, as well as spin-off Broadway musicals, the land of Oz is reimagined yet again.

Discover composer Pierangelo Valtinoni’s wondrous new Italian opera, Il Mago di Oz.

Launched from the pages of L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road has captured the imagination of children and adults alike since the novel was first published in 1900. Her encounters with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Witches – good and bad – are legendary.   

With an emphasis on childhood and its capacity to embrace the fantastic, Il Mago di Oz will speak directly to young people and to the child in all of us. 

This Australian premiere production will introduce Victorian Opera’s Emerging Artists and a specially trained children’s chorus.

Details

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Saturday 27 August 2022, 7.30 pm 
Tuesday 30 August, 7.30 pm *

1 h 40, plus one interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles

* Audio Description available

More Information

Subscriptions

In-Theatre Subscriptions are now closed.

For assistance with a current Subscription, including exchanges and adding tickets to your booking, phone 1800 822 849 (Arts Centre Melbourne).

Single Tickets

In-Theatre Tickets $85 (Concessions and Child prices 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, contact our ticketing team at ticketing@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm) prior to your performance.

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 Pierangelo Valtinoni
Librettist Paolo Madron, after L. Frank Baum
Conductor Chad Matthias Kelly
Staging Director Constantine Consti
Costume Designer Mel Serjeant
Lighting & Projection Designer Daniel Gosling

Orchestra Victorian Opera Youth Orchestra with Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Cast

Dorothy Georgia Wilkinson
The Scarecrow Michael Dimovski**
The Tin Man Stephen Marsh*
The Cowardly Lion James Emerson
The Good Witch of the North Amelia Wawrzon
The Good Witch of the South Kate Amos
The Queen of the Field Mice Teresa Ingrilli
The Wicked Witch of the West Shakira Dugan**
The Wizard of Oz/The Guardian of the Gates Tiernan Maclaren


*The appearance of Stephen Marsh is made possible through the generosity of The Family of the late Frederick R Davidson AM.

**The appearances of Shakira Dugan and Michael Dimovski are made possible through the generosity of Dr Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts.


Featuring Victorian Opera’s Emerging Artists and Children’s Chorus

The Children’s Chorus is supported by the Gailey Lazarus Foundation.

Listen Now

Get to know the sound of Il Mago di Oz with our Spotify playlist.


Book Tickets

Single Tickets $39-$85

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

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.

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.

Supported by

The Robert Salzer Foundation