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.
These productions can be tailored to suit corporate and private functions, music festivals, pubs, clubs, restaurants and wineries.
Up and Coming Performances
Carmen at Red Rock Regional Theatre, 25/2/2017
La Traviata at the Barwon Heads Community Hall, 25/3/2017
“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!”