La Traviata, or The Fallen Woman, is considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpieces and one of the most beautiful operas ever composed. It is the tale of a beautiful and carefree, but dying, courtesan Violetta and her tragic love for Alfredo, amid scandal, class divides and seduction. Opera Hunter has assembled an exception cast of […]
Young Frankenstein is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. Featuring some of Newcastle’s most […]
This was a “rare chance to enjoy — Handel’s dramatic skills as a composer.” (Ken Longworth.) It was also an opportunity to admire the skills of Opera Hunter’s singers and musicians in the highly specialised genre of Baroque opera. Presented in English there was a universally high standard of musicianship from the chorus through to […]
Our Showcase features Opera Hunter soloists in their spectacular best. From Wagner to Mascagni, Rossini to Bizet, but also Rogers & Hammerstein, John Adams & Dolly Parton – what more could you want for a Saturday afternoon of entertainment. Ashlee Woodgate will sing the outrageous “ I am the Wife of Mao Tse Tung” from […]
Opera Hunter’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata has been rescheduled for July 21 to August 1 in 2021 at The Warners Bay Theatre.
Opera Hunter & Newcastle Theatre Company have a very exciting co-production December 4, 5 and 6. A double bill of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana & the best of musicals with the best of musical theatre performers. Wayne Rogers performs his star piece ‘I am What I Am’ from La Cage aux Follies. Wayne, star of television’s […]
OPERA HUNTER is proud to announce auditions for the June 2020 production of LA TRAVIATA on Saturday 19 October 2019. For enquiries and registration contact Mercia Buck: firstname.lastname@example.org This production is sponsored by Lake Macquarie City Council. ROLES VIOLETTA – SOPRANO ALFREDO – TENOR GIORGIO – BARITONE FLORA – MEZZO ANINA – SOPRANO GASTONE – TENOR BARON – BARITONE MAECHESE – […]
Kicking off a huge 2020 season for Opera Hunter will be ‘She Loves Me’. Directed by Zac Smith, with Musical Direction by Mathew Gallimore and Choreography by Chelsea Willis, this classic musical will be performed at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre from February 26, 2020. More information about the production.
Opera Hunter presents its second co-production with Newcastle Theatre Company from December 4 to 7. Building on last year’s successful season of Love, Life and Opera 3 and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, we will present Pietro Mascagni’s landmark one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) coupled with an exciting new offering. Love, Life and […]
It is a family affair for Joanna & Jack Andrew playing Ruth & Samuel in Opera Hunter’s Pirates of Penzance in July/August 2019. Joanna Andrew is a Conda nominated singer/actor whose performances span from La Boheme, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Julius Caesar, Carmen, Don Giovanni, and Rigoletto in opera, to The Merry Widow, The […]