Pacific Opera Victoria’s inspiring 2018/19 mainstage season at the Royal Theatre opens with Beethoven’s visionary call for justice and freedom, Fidelio, followed by Verdi’s most personal and compassionate work and one of opera’s greatest love stories, La Traviata.
The season ends with Countess Maritza, a luscious romantic comedy from the Silver Age of Viennese Operetta.
October 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 2018
In German with English surtitles Tickets
Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio tells a story as eternal as tyranny and as powerful as love. It goes straight to the heart of what it means to be human. A timeless call for human justice, this magnificent work expresses Beethoven’s heartfelt sense of the fragility of freedom and the necessity of hope – all with music of heart-stopping beauty.
February 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 2019
In Italian with English surtitles Tickets
In this sumptuous production, set in the 1920s, Violetta is a music hall artist – beautiful, sought after, but not quite respectable. As her tragedy unfolds, we marvel again at Verdi’s compassionate and extravagantly melodic portrayal of a woman who isn’t allowed to fit in. Not to be missed.
April 25, 27 & May 3, 5, 2019
In English with English surtitles Tickets
When the beguiling young Countess Maritza invents a fiancé in order to keep her hordes of admirers at bay, it’s inevitable that she will find true love by the end of the story. With plenty of plot twists and fireworks, a happy ending, and scrumptious music from the heyday of Viennese operetta, this romantic comedy is sophisticated, nostalgic, and unabashedly entertaining.
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