Past Events

Martha by Friedrich Von Flotow

Performed in various Victorian locations February/March 2024

Photographer Phil Thomson

The Coronation of POPPEA

Performed in various locations throughout Victoria in 2023 May/June

Photographer Phil Thomson

La Cenerentola

Performed in various locations throughout Victoria in 2022-2013.

Photographer Phil Thomson

Don Pasquale

Scenes from our production which opened at Tarnagulla on 22 May 2021  and will be performed at Oxley on 30 April 2022, The MC Showroom on 7 May 2022, Christ Church Daylesford on 14 May 2022 and Mozart Hall, Warrnambool on 21 May. Featuring Helen Koehne, Hew Wagner, Adam Jon, Jamie Moffat, Trevor Mills, Adelaide Soccio Greenaway, Jessica Joan Graham, Joshua Morton-Galea, Thomas Saar (trumpet solo) and Pamela Christie (piano).

L’Elisir d’Amore

Scenes from the successful 2019 production by Mr Lyster’s Colonial Touring Opera, which toured to Tarnagulla, Beechworth, Oxley, Albury, Warrnambool and Melbourne.

A Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba

A Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba

A narrated concert telling the story of Australia’s most famous singer, which has been performed in various locations since 2016. Featuring music by Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Thomas, Gounod, Bishop and more, and featuring a display of rare Melba memorabilia.

A Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba
A Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba
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