Carmen – Flinders Civic Hall, Flinders. 12 January, 2019


Saturday 12th January, 2019 – 8pm
Flinders Civic Hall
56 Cook Street, Flinders

Emotionworks Cut Opera presents Bizet’s Carmen – with a sexy mix of with Latin, salsa,27540781_1580808155337186_8338794721269314897_n jazz and blues.

Blood, sex, murder and intrigue in this cabaret version that will get your feet dancing. Continue reading “Carmen – Flinders Civic Hall, Flinders. 12 January, 2019”


2019 Summer Season by the Sea

Emotionworks Cut Opera presents its 2019 summer season showcasing five performances of some of our favourite productions.

This is Opera Fusion!


Carmen with a Sexy Mix of Latin, Jazz and Blues

A raunchy modern take on this much-loved opera classic featuring some great Flamenco and Salsa dancing.

Saturday the 5th of January, 8pm, Point Lonsdale Hall.

Bookings for Carmen:



Tosca bound in Soul, Blues and R&B

A fast-moving adaptation of Puccini’s Tosca infused with the best classic Blues, Soul and R&B, reflecting this dark and menacing tale about love, lust, brutality and corruption.

Sunday the 6th of January, 5pm, Barwon Heads Hall

Bookings for Tosca:


Beatles Aged Plus

La Beatles Boheme

Reimagines the tale of the four bohemians as the Beatles. Puccini’s classic opera is augmented by Beatles classics in this tragic love story.

Saturday the 19th of January, 8pm, Point Lonsdale Hall

Bookings for La Beatles Boheme:


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Rigoletto and the Rockin’ Cowboys

Verdi’s operatic masterpiece is condensed and integrated with the best classic country rock music and set as a western. Come and see the ‘Duke’ in action!

Saturday the 26th January, 8pm, Barwon Heads Hall

Bookings for Rigoletto:


Award winning director Julie Edwardson, condenses traditional operas and infuses them with complimentary music genres, to reimagine these classic operas in a unique, modern and relevant context. Emotionworks Cut Opera productions are supported by fabulous classical and contemporary singers and the cut opera house combo. The shows run for around 90 minutes, are fast moving, a little irreverent and appealing to all music tastes. Bar and snacks available at all shows

Tosca – bound in Blues, Soul and R&B – 24th November, 2018



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 , phone 0408 687 305
Ticketing: General Admission $35, $25 Concessions), $15 for under 25s (to encourage youth to opera and live music).