Upcoming Performances

The Magic Flute and the Queens of Rock

Emotionworks Cut Opera presents

The Magic Flute and the Queens of Rock

@ The Line,
 2 Yewers Street, Footscray

Saturday May 28th, Sunday 29th, Sat June 4th, Sun 5th

4PM showtime

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BYXRJ

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This 90 minute fun-filled interpretation of Mozart’s masterpiece is fused with Freddie Mercury and Elton John classics. The story is adapted to a very familiar sci-fi world of light sabres, singing robots and the fight between good and evil. The post-industrial glam of The Line warehouse venue is the perfect backdrop.

Mozart’s Magic Flute embodies the archetypal tale of the young hero embarking on his quest to save the captive princess and the future of mankind. Remind you of anything? Hopefully the force will be with him!

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ECO Trilogy Concert Series II on St Kilda Beach

ECO Trilogy Concert Series II

on St Kilda Beach @West Beach Pavillion

Sunday 24th April 2pm .

Tickets $45 General, $38 Conc, $25 Under 25’s

Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYQIQ

A concert of three mini versions of our favourites – “Hoffmann Ooh La La”, “La Beatles Boheme” and “Rigoletto and the Rockin Cowboys”.

An afternoon of fun opera fusion, great voices and great grooves to take away our post-covid blues. This will be an outdoor, Covid safe event, under a marquee, at the West Beach Pavilion, next to Catalina Gardens on St Kilda Beach.

Starring Jason Wasley, Katy Turbitt, Rachael Findlay, Kerry Frankland, Peter Hanway and accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo.

The West Beach Pavilion kitchen offers yummy fish and chips, pizza, snack food and a licensed bar.

Stay tuned for a feast of Cut Operas in 2022 opening with “Magic Flute and the Queens of Rock” in late May. Bookings open soon.

Enquiries: Julie (cutopera@gmail.com, 0408 687 305)

Tix:  https://www.trybooking.com/BYQIQ

House Combo and Friends ‘CONCERT TRILOGY’



In the great outdoors
@ “Glenniola” 207 Ingliston-Settlement Rd, Ingliston

(bordering the Werribee Gorge State Park and just 1 hour from the Westgate).

Tickets $45 General, $35 Conc.

Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/BVECT

A concert featuring a trilogy of mini versions of our old favourites – “Fledermaus starring Cole Porter”, “Tosca bound in Soul, Blues and R&B” and “Don Giovanni – let’s rock and roll”.

An afternoon of fun opera fusion, lockdown release and just singing together again.

Artists include Rachael Findlay, Michael Lampard, Wayne Cuebas, Katy Turbitt, Peter Hanway, Kerry Frankland, Richard Woods, Nigel Sharp, and of course Julie Edwardson

This will be an outdoor Covid safe event with amazing views, wildlife and a short bush-walk if desired. B.Y.O picnic food and beverages (tea, coffee and seating provided). Vaccination certificate will be required.  

Stay tuned for a feast of Cut Operas in 2022 opening with “Magic Flute and the Queens of Rock” in early February. Bookings open soon.

Enquiries: Julie (cutopera@gmail.com, 0408 687 305)

Tix:  https://www.trybooking.com/BVECT

Carmen – On the Beach – Melbourne March 2021


On the Beach

With a sexy mix of Latin, Jazz, Gospel and Blues

Outdoors @ Lifesaving Victoria Club
 200 The Blvd. Port Melbourne Foreshore

We’re back!!

Emotionworks Cut Opera returns with this outdoor, Covid Safe, new and revised version of our old favourite integrated with a stack of new popular jazz and blues songs and our usual mix of fun and games. In our version, Bizet’s popular opera Carmen is cut down, fast-moving, racy and foot tapping.

This is opera fusion!!

Showcasing great singing and dancing and starring the gorgeous Alison Lemoh as Carmen, Jason Wasley as Don Jose and featuring jazz singer Annemarie Sharry. Directed and devised by Julie Edwardson and accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo and the Cut Opera Vox Ensemble.

Bar and food available (indoor option if inclement weather) and bring your dancing shoes!

Tickets: General $45, Concession $35, Under 25’s $25

Enquiries: Julie 0408 687 305, cutopera@gmail.com


Emotionworks Cut Opera combo and friends
bush fire appeal concert

Sunday March 1st, 2020
St Kilda Sports Club

Entry by Cash Donation
Make a reservation

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Come and hear your favourite cut opera singers and band and support the wildlife that has been so badly ravaged in the recent bushfires!
Launching our new concept of an informal variety concert presenting our favourite opera fusion highlights from all our shows and featuring the cut opera house combo with a stunning array of our top line singers.
5pm Sunday 1st March at the St Kilda sports club (lawn bowls) 66 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.
All artists and venue are donating their efforts and all proceeds will go the world wildlife fund – Australia (the Australian wildlife and nature recovery fund).
Entry by cash donation!
There is a limit to numbers so please email Julie@emotionworks.com or 0408 687 305 for reservation to ensure your entry.


For all our Bellerine friends, we are performing another Emotionworks Cut Opera combo and friends concert at

Minya Winery
Saturday 15th Feb at 7:30pm.


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This concert will present highlights from 3 of our shows ‘Fledermaus starring Cole Porter’, ‘Tosca bound in soul, blues and R&B’  and ‘Don Giovanni lets rock and roll’. It will feature a running narrative of all 3 shows by the eloquent Peter Hanway and will star Rachael Findlay, Michael Lampard and Kerry Frankland and the cut opera house combo.

Tales of Hoffmann Ooh La La

Tales of Hoffmann Ooh La La

A popular French inspired burlesque take on Offenbach’s famous tales of Hoffmann at the cabaret – this is opera fusion!

Our Hoffmann is slashed to 90 minutes and infused with French and French inspired popular songs in this Parisian Jazz Burlesque interpretation.

The story is about the loves of the poet Hoffmann’s life  – unlucky in love as he struggles with the forces of ‘good’ and ‘evil’, truth and deception, the angel and the demon. Not all is as it seems in this sophisticated, wacky and surreal French inspired production.

Devised and directed by award winning director Julie Edwardson and starring our usual array of top line opera and contemporary singers and accompanied by the Cut Opera house combo. Cast includes Hew Wagner (Hoffmann), Katy Turbitt (as Hoffmans lovers), Michael Lampard (Demon) and Kerry Frankland (the Angel Nicklaus).

Information contact Julie – 0408 687 305 or julie@emotionworks.com
Emotionworks Cut Opera encourages youth to see opera and ‘Live’ music.


Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti in Barwon Heads – June 30th, 2019

Emotionworks Cut Opera is proud to present

“Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti”



Barwon Heads Community Hall
77 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

Sunday  30th July at 5pm

Tickets: Click here for trybooking.com

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 in Barwon Heads – June 30th, 2019”

RIGOLETTO – AND THE ROCKIN’ COWBOYS @ El Coco. 4th August, 2019

“Rigoletto and the Rockin’ Cowboys”

at El Coco
120 King St. Melbourne


Sunday 4th of August, 2019 at 3pm


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In this Emotionworks Cut Opera production, Verdi’s operatic masterpiece Rigoletto is Katy kidnapcondensed and integrated with the best classic country rock. This reinvention has adapted the story to the world of the super-rich tycoon cowboy. Verdi meets Dallas in this foot tapping, thigh slapping, dark and humorous Cut Opera take. El Coco is transformed into a playground for cowboys – full of high energy opera fusion and featuring songs by The Eagles, Elvis, Credence, Dixie Chicks, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac to name a few.

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