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Michael Lewis (Macbeth), Elizabeth Chennell (Witch 1)
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Sunday, Sept 4, 2016 at 4:15pm
Underground Cellar

Mitchelton Wines
470 Mitchellstown Rd
Mitchellstown, VIC 3608


McBeth could be your neighbor, the odd guy up the road with a McMansion and his own business.  Mr & Mrs McBeth have an aptitude for glory led by an appetite for destruction in a menacingly beautiful world of vandalized opulence.
 
Gertrude Opera has commissioned a 're-imaging' of Verdi's score by US composer, Peter Stopschinski - orchestration for electric violin, electric guitar, trombone, double bass, keyboard and percussion - and will bring a 21st century aural sensibility to Verdi's sublime melodies.  In a production conceived by Linda Thompson, directed and designed by Luke Leonard with costumes by Alison Heryer, a cast of 12 will present a 70-minute version, sung in English.  Set in fantasy Scotland where modernity and heritage merge, the opera will perform in the Underground Cellar at Mitchelton winery, with Australia's most revered Verdi baritone, MICHAEL LEWIS OAM, in the title role.  
 
Artistic Director: LINDA THOMPSON
Director/Designer: LUKE LEONARD
Verdi 're-imagined' by Composer PETER STOPSCHINKSI
Conductor: WARWICK STENGARDS
Costume Designer: ALISON HERYER

       
     
Behind the Scenes of "The Scottish Opera" - Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival
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Michael Lewis as Mr. Mac a/k/a Macbeth
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"The Scottish Opera" light plotting

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"The Scottish Opera: Assassin Scene", 2016, Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie, VIC, Australia

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L to R: Luke Leonard, Michael Lewis, Warwick Stengards, Linda Thompson, Peter Stopschinski

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