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The Snow Queen

The Cube Wodonga
3 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017

Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of dark magic, the power of friendship and the triumph of good over evil is revisited in a new Australian work by composer Gordon Kerry and writer John Kinsella commissioned by Victorian Opera.

After Kai is abducted by the Snow Queen, Gerda must begin an arduous quest to save her friend from the Queen’s evil clutches. Her journey is helped and hindered by the mythical creatures she encounters as she seeks to rescue Kai.

This world premiere will be staged exclusively in Wodonga and is sure to capture the heart of the local community. It features groundbreaking 3D digital scenography and a community chorus.

This new Australian production strengthens Victorian Opera’s ties to regional Victoria and again engages local performers across Wodonga, following previous involvement in the company’s regional touring productions Remembrance and The Pied Piper.

Composer Gordon Kerry
Librettist John Kinsella

Cast & Crew

Creative Team

Conductor Richard Mills, AM
Director Elizabeth Hill
Set and Costume Designer Candice MacAllister
Lighting Designer Peter Darby
Digital Scenography Dr Kim Vincs and the Department of Film and Animation at Swinburne University*
Lead Technical Artist Stephen Jeal
Technical Artist Casey Dalbo
Technical Artist Casey Richardson


Gerda Olivia Cranwell
Kai / Chorus Leader Timothy Reynolds 
Snow Queen / Princess / Robber Girl Michelle McCarthy
Devil / Old Woman Nathan Lay
Palace Crow / Reindeer / Chorus Leader Stephen Marsh
Crow / Chorus Leader Carlos E. Bárcenas
Grandmother / Robber Woman / Finn Woman Shakira Dugan
Chorus Leader Cleo Lee-McGowan


Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

*This research was supported partially by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme (project LP140100742)


Book Tickets

2017 Single Ticket Prices

Price Type One Reserve
Adult $25
Child $20

This production is proudly supported by

Victorian Opera New Work Syndicate
Victorian Government's Major Victorian Regional Touring Program