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World Premiere: "The Scottish Opera"

  • Mitchelton Wines 470 Mitchellstown Road Nagambie VIC 3608 Australia (map)!the-scottish-opera/yh47p

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 heritage meets modernity, 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
Stage Director/Production Designer: LUKE LEONARD
Verdi 're-imagined' by Composer PETER STOPSCHINKSI
Costume Designer: ALISON HERYER

Sunday Sept 4 at 4:15pm
Underground Cellar



Violent themes - PG*

All tickets $60