Upcoming Performances

Don Giovanni – Point Lonsdale Hall – Sunday 7 April 2019 at 4:00pm


Emotionworks Cut Opera Presents

Let’s Rock and Roll

Point Lonsdale Hall – Sunday 7 April 2019 – 4pm
22 Bowen Road. Point Lonsdale. Victoria

Emotionworks’ 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 Point Lonsdale Hall – this is opera fusion!!!

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La Traviata at the Mens Gallery – MELBOURNE – April-May 2019



La Traviata stripped and dressed in jazz and blues.


Mens Gallery
601 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne. Victoria.

Between Saturday 27 April 2019 4:00 PM and Sunday 5 May 2019 4:00 PM

Melbourne Ticket Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=467970&

Emotionworks Cut Opera performs ‘La Traviata stripped and dressed in Jazz and Blues’ at Melbourne’s iconic and sumptuous table top dancing club – The Men’s Gallery. This is opera fusion – cut down to 90 minutes and fused with great jazz and blues standards. Continue reading “La Traviata at the Mens Gallery – MELBOURNE – April-May 2019”

Tosca – bound in Blues, Soul and R&B – Flinders Civic Hall – Saturday 9 March 2019 at 8:00pm



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Flinders Civic Hall – Saturday 9th March, 2019 – 8pm
56 Cook St. Flinders, Victoria

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=467960&


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….. Continue reading “Tosca – bound in Blues, Soul and R&B – Flinders Civic Hall – Saturday 9 March 2019 at 8:00pm”

Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti – at the St. Kilda Lawn Bowls Club. June 8-23, 2019

Emotionworks Cut Opera is proud to present

“Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti”


at the legendary St Kilda Lawn Bowls Club
66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.

June 8th – 8pm
June 9th – 3pm
June 16th – 3pm
June 22nd – 8pm
June 23rd – 3pm

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BCDFK

Emotionworks Cut Opera condenses Mozart’s classic comedy opera and fuses it with 1950’s Rock and Roll in this swinging, action-packed, retro inspired production. This is opera fusion!

Hear the best hits from the 1950’s alongside Mozart’s beautiful arias and ensembles performed by an exceptional young cast of opera and contemporary singers. This is a trip down memory lane featuring songs by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry to name a few and as we wind back the clock to the 1950’s you will also be entertained by some great swing dancers. Continue reading “Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti – at the St. Kilda Lawn Bowls Club. June 8-23, 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: www.trybooking.com/ZCZU



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: www.trybooking.com/ZCZS


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: www.trybooking.com/ZCZW


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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: www.trybooking.com/ZDAC


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


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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 Katy kidnapRigoletto 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


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.



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