Opera is getting a new look with this season’s Two Weddings, One Bride

Opera Australia is premiering an exciting new work this April called ‘Two Weddings, One Bride, to be staged at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House while the Joan Sutherland Theatre is being renovated.

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Created by highly respected conductor and musical director Robert Andrew Greene, directed by Dean Bryant who’s credits include ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and with costumes by ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’’s, Oscar Award-winning designer Tim Chappel, this production will be unlike anything Opera Australia has ever staged before.

Loosely based on a story by Charles Lecocq, Greene’s creation is guaranteed to deliver plenty of laughs and beautiful music with some of the world’s most-loved tunes and favourite operetta waltzes, polkas and songs by Strauss, Offenbach, Leha?r and Ka?lma?n. They’re the guys who made the classic likes of which you’d know, like the one below…

Set in the exotic surrounds of Morocco, Greene has drawn on the winning formula of combining musical greatest hits with a quirky and entertaining story, in a similar vein to ‘Mamma Mia: The Musical’.

With a plot that twists and turns, a fiscally challenged Governor finds himself in a little too deep and the creditors are nipping at his well-shod heels. But marrying off his twin daughters to just the right suitors could save his bacon.

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Two Weddings, One Bride features a fantastic cast including Opera Australia principal artist, soprano Julie Lea Goodwin who boasts a background in musical theatre and classical crossover, tenors Nicholas Jones and David Lewis, celebrated baritones Andrew Jones and John Bolton Wood and theatre royalty, Geraldine Turner.

It’s possibly the campest thing you’ve ever heard…

Here are the tickets for the below shows:

29 April – 21 May

7 -25 June

12 – 22 October

 

 

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