This exciting opera company is the brain child of opera director Julie Edwardson (2011 Green Room Award Winner OA). By combining different musical genres and vocal styles, like jazz and blues, Julie has adapted well known operas to appeal to a broad range of musical tastes.

Cut Opera condenses well known operas to 90 minutes in length (no boring bits) and performs in unusual and dramatically relevent sites and spaces.

This is opera at its most raw, in a street theatre cabaret style production, with a healthy dose of humour, love, irreverence and raunchiness thrown in.

Next Performances….

Emotionworks premier production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is slashed to 90 minutes, electrified with the best classic rock songs of all time and performed at the funky, psychedelic Rubix warehouse – a hidden wonderland for Melbourne’s creative subculture. This is opera fusion!

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Carmen at the Spotted Mallard (Sydney Rd, Brunswick)

                        Saturday 14/10/2017 – 8.30pm

Blood, sex, murder and intrigue in this cabaret version that will get your feet dancing.

Award winning director Julie Edwardson has combined Bizets wonderful music with Latin, Salsa, Jazz and Blues to produce an original gutsy, updated version of this much loved classic. Fast moving, irreverent and funny – this is opera in its most essential form – using a mix of musical genres and vocal styles and featuring some fantastic singing and great Salsa dancing. 90 mins in length and No Boring Bits!!

A bargain at $25 per ticket and $20 for under 25’s

Bookings link

Carmen spotted mallard 14 Oct 17


“The AGE can confidently predict that this audacious production will attract new audiences to opera” The AGE Editorial

“Aussie Rules meets Mozart in a you-beaut, zany and delightful adaptation………….more than 30 Oz Rock hits sits comfortably among Mozart’s golden hued score”. Paul Selar, Melbourne Herald Sun 10/10/2016

“Edwardson nestles The Beatles songs ingeniously into Puccini’s framework” Melbourne Herald Sun

“…melodic songs and lulling harmonies are lovingly recreated with combined vocal and instrumental grit” Melbourne Herald Sun

“Puccini would not recognise this Tosca….energy, verve, courage and imagination….clever use of space….costumes were fun. Director Julie Edwardson kept the action moving.”   The Age

“If you hate opera you’ll love this!”