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GRAHAM ABBOTT

POP UP CHORUS

STATE OPERA STUDIO
UNION HALL

18-20 Oct
weekend workshop & performance

TICKETS

From $160*
for the weekend
Tickets
*A one-off service + handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction
regardless of the number or value of items purchased.
Concession + Under 30 pricing available.

Do you have a passion for singing in a group? Being part of a chorus of voices is arguably one of the most powerful and rewarding musical experiences. Join conductor and educator Graham Abbott for a weekend of exploration and celebration of the Opera Chorus.

Pop Up Chorus gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded music enthusiasts and share in the joy of singing.

Registration for the weekend includes: vocal scores, teaching CD, souvenir t-shirt, snacks, refreshments and light lunch.

Minimum registration numbers required to run each event.

October
Friday 18 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Saturday 19 (10:30am-4:30pm)
Sunday 20 (2pm-5:30pm) Concert in the afternoon

REPERTOIRE “The Famous Ones”

Verdi: La traviata Act 1: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Brindisi)
Verdi: Macbeth Act 4: Patria oppressa! (Chorus of Scottish Refugees)
Bizet: Carmen Act 1: L’amour est un oiseau rubelle (Habanera)
                             Act 2: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador’s Song)
Verdi: Il trovatore Act 2: Vedi! le fosche (Anvil Chorus)
Verdi: Nabucco Act 3: Va, pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)

SHOWS YOU MAY LIKE

Wallis Giunta <br><h6>2019</h6>

December 8, 2019

Wallis Giunta

2019
The Mikado <br><h6>2019</h6>

October 31, 2019

The Mikado

2019
Madama Butterfly <br><h6>2019</h6>

October 29, 2019

Madama Butterfly

2019

LEADER

Graham Abbott Conductor & Educator

Suitability
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Accessible Venue


Refreshments & Lunch included

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Head to our Facebook story to join our stage manager as she goes prop shopping for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll set in Melbourne's hot summer of 1953.

Head to BASS to book your tickets to the first opera for State Opera's 2020 season at Her Majesty's Theatre. stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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Head to our Facebook story to join our stage manager as she goes prop shopping for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll set in Melbournes hot summer of 1953.

Head to BASS to book your tickets to the first opera for State Operas 2020 season at Her Majestys Theatre. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

"Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words."

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

stateopera.com.au/summer-of-the-seventeenth-draft/
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Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words.

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

https://stateopera.com.au/summer-of-the-seventeenth-draft/

Comment on Facebook "Who listens to the ...

Congratulations to SOSA for reviving these wonderful Australian works. Can't wait to see/hear it.

Saw this in Melbourne way back in the 90s. Will never forget it, but you’re right, there’s no aria to drag you in.

Lynda Meixner - you might be interested. We have our tickets.

It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Opera's mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

Book Now at BASS: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
... See MoreSee Less

It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Operas mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

Book Now at BASS: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Can't wait to see this version at Her Majesty's. I saw the original production of the stage play in Sydney in 1955, with Ray Lawler himself as Barney

I am so happy that this is still getting to be performed

Can...not...wait!

to whom?

An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Don't miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majesty's Theatre in November!

Book now: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
... See MoreSee Less

An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Dont miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majestys Theatre in November! 

Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Hmmmm looks to me like the fabulous Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie Dowd...

Looking forward to seeing it

Absolutely Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie .... still has to boots 🥾 !

Can...not...wait!!!

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