As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

As One

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the world’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson, joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

Aria Cappella presents: Opera & Afternoon Tea (Victorian Seniors Festival)

As a special treat for the Seniors Festival, Aria Cappella is very pleased to perform their thrilling repertoire of operatic delights in their signature, a cappella style. No orchestra required! We are so proud to have this opportunity to volunteer our time and talents to give back to the community.

The concert will take place from 1pm on Sunday, October 27, at the Wattle Park Chalet, and is presented with the kind support of Provincial Events, who have offered use of their venue and staff for the day. A feast of sweet and savoury treats is covered by the ticket price, with a range of included beverages, and a cash bar will be available.

Bring the whole family for a lovely Sunday afternoon of music and treats in a truly stunning venue.

To cover the delicious afternoon tea, tickets are $15 for Seniors Card holders, and $20 for General Admission.

Book your tickets via TryBooking – www.trybooking.com/BFDJP

Cox & Box and HMS Pinafore

Cox & Box
This frivolous yet charming tale, full of musical humour and sparkling tunes is a cheerful romp. Before Sullivan met Gilbert he composed a delicious one act farce, Cox & Box with humorist F.C. Burnand. First performed privately in a men’s club, its popularity climbed and was the only work, not written by both Gilbert & Sullivan to be continually performed by the fabled D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, through its long history. Sergeant Bouncer is renting a room to Mr Box, a printer who works at night, and to Mr Cox, a hatter who works by day. Neither know of each other’s existence, until one day Mr Cox is awarded a holiday. Returning home Mr Cox is horrified to find Mr Box asleep in his bed! Much hilarity follows as Sergeant Bouncer tries to sort out the mess. Sullivan provides a preview to the masterpieces he would later write with Gilbert. This is a gem of a mini-opera, and will bring much amusement and delight in this new production. Delight in this timeless classic –

HMS Pinafore
Gilbert’s raucus satire on rank and privilege, set to some of the saltiest, jauntiest and joyful nautical music ever written, by Arthur Sullivan. H.M.S Pinafore was Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international success. It has sailed the musical seas since 1878, and has never, no never, and not even hardly ever fallen from popularity. The Captain’s daughter Josephine, is in love with the common sailor, Ralph Rackstraw. However, her father plans to marry her off to the unbearable but wealthy First Sea Lord, Sir Joseph Porter. After some hilarious plot twists, the lovers win through in the end.

This comic opera is an ideal introduction to children, and young persons, of the joys of classical musical theatre.

Both productions Directed by Daniel Sinfield with Musical Direction by Joshua Geddes.

Make the most of this opportunity to see a classic double bill!

Take advantage of our Early Bird prices which are available until midnight Monday August 26th and BOOK NOW!