Hansel & Gretel Workshops
Exciting couple days of workshops for our latest opera, Hansel & Gretel. We were thrilled to be back in the rehearsal room, developing some exciting new music.
We were also really excited to open up our last rehearsal for a workshop preview performance for a small audience.
Reimagined for an Australian audience, and set in drought-stricken Queensland, this truly is a Hansel & Gretel for a new generation.
Four Massive Days!
We had an unbelievably amazing time on the South Coast Tour, with three Pinocchio! performances, two schools concerts and many hours of driving! Much fun had by all. We're so thankful to everyone who came to the shows in Berry, Ulladulla and Jamberoo.
Today is also two years to the date since our first Pinocchio! workshops at The Councourse and we've been amazed at the journey this show has been on.
We can't wait to announce our next production on 19 Oct, 2020.
South Coast Tour
After the success of Pinocchio's premiere last year, we're pleased to announce that the production will be coming to South Coast NSW in December 2019.
The tour will visit Berry, Ulladulla, Mittagong and Jamberoo, and will include performances for local schools!
Tour dates and information on the What's On page.
A Hello and a Farewell
This week’s development workshops included singing farewell to a local restaurant, closing down after 24 years! The flash-mob was a total surprise to everyone at the restaurant. Needless to say there were a few tears from restaurant staff (and the odd customer!).
We are also working on a piece, excerpts of which are set to premiere on our December schools tour.
We were overjoyed to welcome almost 400 people to Pinocchio over two performances - kids, teenagers and grandparents alike. Mrs Linda Hurley, spouse of the Governor of NSW, attended the matinee in her official capacity (pictured).
At the 7pm performance, Mrs Susan Johnson, our founding patron, cut the ribbon to officially launch Musgrove Opera.
Here was some of our favourite feedback:
'I want the CD!! Bravo...we loved it! All singing "All the World's a Stage..." on the way home!'
'Loved the amazing duets, trios and quartets!'
'Well well well! What an afternoon and evening! I'm speechless! I'm without speech Bravo!!!!!'
Thanks to everyone who came to Pinocchio's premiere. From the first workshops, to the photo shoot, rehearsals and performances, we loved every minute!
We were excited to host two of Pinocchio workshops at The Concourse, Chatswood, in December 2017 and February 2018:
Behind the scenes of yesterday’s workshops - recording songs from our first opera, Pinocchio! After a very intense day, we were very pleased to discover the free tea making facilities in the green room!