“Rigoletto and the Rockin’ Cowboys”
Under the Dome at Lorbek Luxury Cars
30 Prohasky St, Port Melbourne
Saturday 8th September, 5pm and 8.30pm
Sunday 9th September, 2pm and 5.30pm
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In this Emotionworks Cut Opera premiere production, Verdi’s operatic masterpiece Rigoletto is condensed and integrated with the best classic country rock music. This latest reinvention has adapted the story to the world of a super-rich powerful tycoon. Fast cars, fast women, love, deceit, murder and revenge feature in this 90-minute foot tapping, thigh slapping, dark and humorous Cut Opera production. The industrial backdrop of ‘Lorbek Luxury Car’ showroom, with its spectacular display of prestige cars, is transformed into a playground for cowboys – full of high energy opera fusion and featuring popular songs by The Eagles, Elvis, Credence Clearwater, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Linda Rondstadt and Fleetwood Mac to name a few.
This is the story of a father’s love. The damaged war veteran, Rigoletto, tries to save his innocent daughter Gilda from ‘the Duke’ and his licentious, corrupt world. Rigoletto is the Duke’s loyal right hand man until the Duke takes the only thing that he holds dear. Rigoletto is haunted throughout by Monterone’s curse of a father’s revenge which drives the story to its tragic end.
Devised and directed by award winning director Julie Edwardson, cast includes Michael Lampard as Rigoletto, Jason Wasley as ‘The Duke’, Katy Turbitt as Gilda and featuring the Rockin’ Cowboys and Cowgirls and accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo.
For more information contact Julie – 0408 687 305 or Julie@emotionworks.com
Tickets – $40 general, $60 Premium (ringside and complimentary glass of Mumm champagne), $30 concession and $20 to under 25’s
A bar and gourmet food trucks serving Greek, Asian and Burgers will be available.
Emotionworks Cut Opera encourages youth to see opera and live music.