A very very very

short history of


400+ years of famous opera tunes in less than 90 mins. Hosted by actor/writer/comedian Michael Veitch
Fresh from a string of standing ovations on the Viking Orion Cruise Liner, this romp through 400+ years of opera - in chronological order with informative and slightly cheeky introductions - gives an overview of the development of style, music and also insight into conventions and misconceptions!  Whether you know opera, or you don't, this show will captivate you from start to finish. A mixture of arias and ensembles, mostly in original languages, and many tunes you will recognise and some you may not.  Enter with open ears, and leave with an expanded mind - and a full heart.


25 Oct 2pm

Memo Hall

235 Maroondah Hwy

Group discounts available 
Call 0437 633 223

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Presented by Gertrude Opera

The Yarra Valley Opera Festival puts you, the audience, at its heart: it exists to move you with thrilling stories, superb music and astounding voices.

0437 633 223


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