Voyage to the Moon

Details

Baroque music is set to 21st-century words to tell of a knight’s journey to the Moon in this brand new operatic work of love, loss and hope.

Theatre legend Michael Gow and renowned musicologist and conductor, the late Alan Curtis join forces to create an exciting new chamber opera, Voyage to the Moon, where gems from Handel and Vivaldi are heard alongside rediscovered treasures from little-known 18th-century composers.

Leading Australian singers, soprano Emma Matthews and mezzo Sally-Anne Russell, share the stage with a brilliant newcomer, bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman along with a hand-picked band of leading chamber musicians led by Phoebe Briggs, Head of Music at Victorian Opera.

Voyage to the Moon is a story told with old music, new words and beautiful singing. A semi-staged performance with cast in costume, this exciting collaboration will be performed within the remarkable acoustic intimacy of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

Co-presented by Musica Viva and Victorian Opera, in partnership with the Performance Program of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, led by Jane Davidson with Alan Maddox (Associate Investigator); and Peter Tregear.

PRE & POST-CONCERT TALKS

We welcome you to join us for pre-concert and post-concert talks (free to ticket holders)

Monday 15 February, 18:45-19:15
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Salon

Tuesday 16 February, 18:45-19:15
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Salon

Tuesday 16 February, 21:00-21:30
Post-Concert Talk, Salon

Thursday 18 February, 18:30-18:55
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Level 2 Foyer

Thursday 18 February, 21:00-21:30
Post-Concert Talk, Ground Floor Foyer

Friday 19 February, 18:45-19:15
Pre-Concert Talk with Jane Davidson, Salon

Friday 19 February, 21:00-21:30
Post-Concert Talk, Salon

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Venue