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Victorian Opera 2017

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VO 2017 Fables

In 2017, Victorian Opera invites you into an operatic storybook coloured with vibrant musical expression, vivid theatricality and the country’s brightest talent.

Fables unite our season as we revisit beloved stories, fairy tales and legends from writers such as Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen and William S. Burroughs; tales which reflect the deepest truths of the human experience. We retrace varied rites of passage and journeys to new perspectives. We enter a dark wood pierced by shafts of light offering direction, discovery and revelation. Join us. 
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  • The Sleeping Beauty
    11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017 The Sleeping Beauty

    The transformative power of love takes centre stage as a cursed Princess awakens from an eternal sleep in a retelling of Perrault’s classic with fairies, fantasy and a cast of puppets. Italian

  • The Princess and the Pea

    Lights! Camera! Action! Everyone’s favourite fairy tale is heading to the small screen in Vic Opera’s new family production. Young princess or hopeful TV star? The Princess and the Pea is

  • La Sonnambula
    5 May 2017 La Sonnambula

    Glittering star soprano Jessica Pratt continues her close association with Victorian Opera in a concert staging of Bellini’s beloved bel canto opera, La Sonnambula. On the eve of her wedding,

  • Cunning Little Vixen
    22 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017 Cunning Little Vixen

    One of the great operatic masterpieces of the 20th century, Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen marvels at the beauty of nature and the process of renewal. This juxtaposition of

  • The Black Rider
    15 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017 The Black Rider

    Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs’ cult musical fable has become one of the most iconic pieces of avant garde theatre since it premiered in 1990. Finding its roots in German folktale Der

  • The Second Hurricane
    6 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 The Second Hurricane
    A Youth Opera

    In a storm-ravaged American town, a group of high school students offer their help to a nearby county before becoming stranded in the wake of a second hurricane. Through trial and tribulation, the

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