Enjoy an irreverent romp celebrating the Victorian era in all its eccentricity with OperaQ’s
production of Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse
Directed by Lindy Hume and with set and costume design by Richard Roberts, this latest production from OperaQ will delight, excite and entertain. OperaQ welcomes back popular stars of Candide, Bryan Probets and Christine Johnston, who will be joined by a stellar cast including Kanen Breen, Jason Barry-Smith, Roxane Hislop and Natalie Peluso as Rose Maybud, supported by the always magnificent Opera Queensland Chorus.
Shy and law-abiding, gentleman farmer Robin Oakapple is working up the courage to ask the beautiful Rose Maybud to marry him. But he has a dark secret; he is the heir to a terrible curse befalling all Baronets of Ruddigore and has been living in disguise to escape his fate. When the truth is discovered, Robin is bound to obey the family curse that dictates he must commit a dastardly crime every day – or face a torturous death. Under these difficult circumstances, can he win back Rose and lead the virtuous life he craves?
Jump into a sepia-tinted gothic horror story where good and evil go hilariously hand in hand in a seaside village full of bridesmaids and a haunted house whose ancestral gallery comes alive at the Ghosts’ High Noon. Ruddigore features many wonderful musical gems such as the ‘Matter’ trio and Rose’s ‘Etiquette’ song. The musical score is performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Conductor Roland Peelman. The opera is sung in English, making it ideal for seasoned opera goers and first timers alike.
Tickets can be purchased here.