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Vincenzo Bellini

The Capulets and the Montagues

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
14 Sep 2018

One night in Verona

Love and tragedy intertwine in Bellini’s take on the original heartbreaker. Unmistakable melodies soar with rich lyricism and sublime beauty as inevitable devastation unfolds on stage.

The ultimate tale of doomed love marks the thrilling finale to Victorian Opera’s Bellini concert series. The rarely- heard masterpiece draws two of Australia’s finest singers home as Romeo and Juliet; internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup and superstar soprano Jessica Pratt.

Experience the exhilaration as pure electricity fills Hamer Hall for one night only.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Friday 14 September 2018, 7:30pm

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, plus interval.

Opera in concert

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Price reserve maps for this performance can be found on our Venue Information page or our Subscriptions page.

Pre-show cocktail reception

Join us for drinks and canapés before the concert. The cocktail reception is $50 per person. Numbers are limited. Book through Arts Centre Melbourne.

Cast & Crew

Composer Vincenzo Bellini
Librettist Felice Romani
Conductor Richard Mills


Tebaldo Carlos E. Bárcenas
Capellio David Parkin
Lorenzo Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Romeo Caitlin Hulcup
Giulietta Jessica Pratt


Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Jessica Pratt's appearance is made possible through the generous support of Hans and Petra Henkell.

Presented in association with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Subscription Prices

Package Type Discount Price Type* Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve
2 Show Package 15% Discount Full Price $160 $118 $79 $29
3 Show Package 25% Discount Full Price $141 $104 $70 $26
4+ Show Package 35% Discount Full Price $122 $90 $61 $22

Single Ticket Prices

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve
Full Price $189 $139 $94 $35
Concession $179 $129 $84 $35
Senior $184 $134 $89 $35
30 Years & Under NA NA $35 $35
Group (6+) $179 $129 $84 $35
Arts Access NA NA $30 $30

*Subscription pricing applies to Full, Concession, Senior and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers, and across all price reserves. For the full range of ticket prices, please click the 'Subscribe and Save' button.

Savings are based on Single Ticket prices for 2018. Tickets must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. Please note that there is an $8.50 Subscription Processing Fee per transaction.

Key Dates 

Subscriptions on sale - Wednesday 27 September 2017
Single Tickets on sale - Monday 30 October 2017

Please allow up to four weeks for your subscription to be processed.


“Jessica Pratt could bring the house down in her sleep.”

Limelight, 7 May 2017

“Victorian Opera's annual concert opera presentations have become a highlight of Melbourne's opera scene. ”

Opera Chaser, 7 May 2017