Special Events


Orpheus in the Underworld

Saturday 30 July, 2.00 pm SOLD OUT
Saturday 30 July, 5.00 pm SOLD OUT
Venue: Church of All Nations (180 Palmerston St, Carlton VIC 3053)

Celebrating its eigh­th year in 2022, the Victorian Opera You­th Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) presents Orpheus in the Under­world in an energetic performance that pro­mises to bring the snap and sizzle of a Hades Bacchanale to your Melbourne winter.

One of the world's mo­st loved operettas, Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Under­world tells the tale of Or­pheus and his beloved Eurydice, but not in the way you’ve heard it before! Rev­olutionary for its time, this work thumbs its nose to the es­tablishment and embr­aces fun over respon­sibility via a seemingly endless string of hit tunes (including the immortal Can-Can). This reduced version showcases the energy and talent of Victoria's next generation of opera stars.

Creatives & Cast

Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Hector Cremieux and Ludovic Halevy
Adaption: Angus Grant
Conductor: Angus Grant
Director: Cassandra Gray
Repetiteurs: Phoebe Briggs and Phillipa Safey

Featuring: Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble 

Tickets: Adult $30 | Concessions and Group prices available

Sung in English.


Voss (Adelaide)

Available Now
Venue: Festival Theatre, Adelaide

The obsessive explorer, the Australian outback and the lover he leaves behind.

Widely considered to be the great Australian opera, Voss is both the semi-biographical account of an attempt to conquer the Australian continent and an epic love story.

Based on Patrick White’s novel about explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared whilst on expedition in outback Australia around 1845, the opera by Richard Meale with a libretto by David Malouf, was the sensation of Adelaide Festival of Arts when it premiered in 1986. Meale’s epic score is brought to life by an acclaimed all-Australian cast, led by Samuel Dundas as Voss and Emma Pearson as Laura, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and State Opera Ensemble under the baton of Richard Mills.

Victorian Opera presents this event in association with State Opera of South Australia.

Digital Access: $30 (concessions available)
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