September 30 – October 14, 2009
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Greg Hocking
Director: Hugh Halliday
Starring: Antoinette Halloran & Danielle Calder, Adrian McEniery, Gary Rowley & Lucas de Jong
Superb cast of leading Australian artists including Antoinette Halloran, Adrian McEniery, Jason Wasley, Danielle Calder,and Gary Rowley and Lucas de Jong as the evil baron, Scarpia. This wonderful new production has been designed by Andrew Bellchambers and directed by Hugh Halliday: the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Greg Hocking, Matthew Toogood and Rick Prakhoff.
Grand Italian opera has proven to be a wonderful experience in the superb acoustics and atmospheric intimacy of the historic Athenaeum Theatre.
Press & Reviews
“Melbourne Opera, the musical gods be thanked, plays one of the half-dozen greatest operatic hits straight down the line, with a lavish and traditional production (in English) that at times is quite thrilling.”
— The Age