bound in Blues, Soul and R&B
at the historic Christ Church St Kilda
Saturday the 24th of November at 8pm
This fast moving 90 minute adaptation of Puccini’s Tosca is updated and fused with thebest classic Blues, Soul and R&B songs reflecting this dark and menacing tale about love, lust, brutality and corruption. This is Opera Fusion!!
Tosca – An opera diva admired and pursued by the evil and corrupt head of police – Scarpia. Her lover Cavaradossi is imprisoned for hiding Angelotti an escaped prisoner. The story unfolds tragically…..
The imposing character of Christ Church will bring this story to life against a background of Puccini’s beautiful music and supplemented with the grunt of the Blues, Soul and R&B – which reinforces and intensifies the emotional drive of the story. Devised and directed by award winning Opera Australia director Julie Edwardson, who continues to break new ground with her company Emotionworks Cut Opera – bringing opera to new audiences – fusing music genres and cultures.
Featuring some of Melbourne’s best operatic and contemporary voices, the cast includes Jason Wasley (Cavaradossi), Michael Lampard (Scarpia), Katrina Waters (Tosca) and blues performer Richard Woods (Angelotti) accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo, the Sassy Soul Sirens and the ghosts of Christ Church.
Christ Church, 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Show Date: 24th of November 2018, 8pm (doors open 7pm). Bar and refreshments available.
or contact email@example.com , phone 0408 687 305
Ticketing: General Admission $35, $25 Concessions), $15 for under 25s (to encourage youth to opera and live music).
“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. Continue reading “RIGOLETTO – AND THE ROCKIN’ COWBOYS”
Emotionworks Cut Opera Presents
Let’s Rock and Roll
Live at the The Corner Hotel, Richmond – Sunday 3rd June. 2PM Doors open 1:30pm
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 iconic Corner Hotel – this is opera fusion!!!
Continue reading “Don Giovanni – The Corner Hotel, Richmond. June 3rd, 2018”
ONE SHOW ONLY Sunday 14th October at THE FYREFLY – a fantastic new music venue in St Kilda in the basement of the Newmarket hotel.
Doors open/ Lunch: 12:30 PM
The show starts: 3:00 PM
Emotionworks Cut Opera presents Bizet’s Carmen – with a sexy mix of with Latin, salsa, jazz and blues.
Blood, sex, murder and intrigue in this cabaret version that will get your feet dancing. Continue reading “Carmen – October 14th – The Fyrefly, St. Kilda”
Emotionworks Cut Opera Presents
LA BEATLES BOHEME
Referencing the final rooftop concert of the Beatles, in true Cut Opera style, opera and rock go side by side in this season performed on a rooftop with spectacular views over Melbourne CBD.
This is the story of the four bohemians imagined as the Beatles. The beautiful music of Puccinis La Boheme is augmented by Beatles classics in a tragic love story about two constrasting couples – the tempestuous and the romantic. It is as if Puccini had the Beatles in mind.
Directed by Julie Edwardson, award winning director with Opera Australia, the cast will include both opera and contemporary singers. The four lovers are performed by Alexandra Ioan, Patrick Macdevitt, Katy Turbitt and Michael Lampard with vocals and instrumentation by Peter Vadiveloo, Richard Woods and Wayne Cuebas.
In the tradition of Emotionworks Cut Opera this production will be cut down to around 90 minutes and have all the best Beatles songs mixed throughout. Come and sing-along to your favourite Beatles songs, laugh and cry, relax and enjoy a drink at the bar. There will be cover if weather is inclement but if cold bring your woolies.
Contact Julie @emotionworks .com or 0408 687 305.
Emotionworks Cut Opera continues to change the face of opera.
At the Fabulous Point Lonsdale Hall
22 Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale
Sunday March 25th – 4.00pm
A desperate housewife,
A cheating husband,
A sexy maid,
An oversexed plumber!
The manipulative best friend that invites them to an A list party with revenge on his mind.
‘Now who is who and what is true’
Continue reading “Die Fledermaus – Starring Cole Porter – Point Lonsdale Hall. 25th March, 2018”