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
Conductor: WARWICK STENGARDS
Costume Designer: ALISON HERYER
Sunday Sept 4 at 4:15pm
'THE SCOTTISH OPERA'
Violent themes - PG*
All tickets $60