As Spring arrives and the scent of jasmine fills in the air and the buds swell and burst, settle into a warm and cosy space in the inner city of Melbourne, and be enthralled by an eclectic mix of stories, both dark and dangerous, and delightful and inspiring. Fantastic Feminist Folktales is a storytelling performance of folktales, myths and stories from throughout the ages, inlaid completely with women’s power and potential. It is a bold, brave and compelling first performance, in the imperfect art that is oral storytelling, from storyteller Kate Lawrence, principal of Story Wise. Kate brings her unique artful eye and feminist sensibility to the classic stories of Red Riding Hood, Joan of Arc, and Demeter & Persephone, as well as other stories. For more information, or to purchase tickets, follow the link below.
BK Opera presents Orphée et Euridice / Iphigénie en Tauride
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
to Sunday, 4 November 2018
8:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, 31 October 8pm Friday, 2 November 8pm Sunday, 4 November 2pm
Coming off the success of their critically acclaimed Abduction, BK Opera brings their 2018 to a thought provoking end with a unique double bill of Gluck operas - Orphée et Euridice and Iphigénie en Tauride – from 31 October to 4 November, at Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre.
Both operas, drawn from Ancient Greek legends, centre on loss and trauma: loss of loved ones, loss of homeland and identity. Orphée must brave the furies to save her wife, Euridice. Iphigenie must face the aftermath of her family’s troubled and violent history.
Through these two operas, Director, Kate Millett, delves into the different effects trauma can have on the human psyche.
For Orphee et Euridice, Alison Lemoh returns to BK Opera as Orphée, alongside returning soprano, Rada Tochalna as Amour and, Louise Keast - Soprano in her BK Opera debut, as Euridice.
For Iphigénie en Tauride, Iphigénie will be sung by Erin Towns, with Orestes and Pylades being played by Finn Gilheany and Jonathan Rumsam, in his operatic debut.
Traditionally, Orphée is played by a woman in a pants role, however BK Opera has chosen to simplify this role, and portray a same sex relationship between Orphee and Eurydice. They have done the same with Iphigenie, highlighting the relationship of Oreste and Pylade. These love stories offer representation for those who don’t often see themselves reflected in opera.
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, Studio 1 189 High St, Northcote
TICKETS Full $40 Concession $35 (Must hold valid Student or Health Care Card)
Please note Transaction Fees apply - $5 when booking over the phone, $3.8 when booking on-line, and free of charge when booking in person at the venue
Performances last for approximately two hours and 15 minutes with an interval Please note that performances of Orphée et Euridice / Iphigénie en Tauride contain Simulated Violence and the use of fake blood Strictly no flash photography throughout this performance Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 9481 9500