July Sneak Peeks 2017

From gothic horror to grand seduction, high spirits to hilarity, and breathtaking concertos to classical drama — July has it all!

July Sneak Peeks 2017


Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, produced by Opera Queensland, draws you into an outrageous gothic horror story. Lindy Hume’s take on Gilbert and Sullivan, designed by Richard Roberts, is a wonderful celebration of eccentric Victoriana.

Father and son team, Howard and Alexander Shelley, will perform all four piano concertos by Rachmaninov in the space of only a few days. This rare event from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will quite literally take your breath away.

Bell Shakespeare’s masterful production of The Merchant Of Venice,directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice. Three-time Helpmann award winner, Mitchell Butel, is the defiant Shylock, and the brilliant Jessica Tovey plays Portia.

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra promises a night of musical tricks, games and high spirits inPuppets and Pranksters — the second chapter of the company’s Great Classics.

West Australian Opera is set on seduction, and succeeds gloriously in this glamorous production of theThe Merry Widow. Lose yourself in a romantic comedy of manners with money at the heart of it all.

The riotously funny Noises Off by Michael Fray can now been seen in Melbourne at the MTC. Simon Burke, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee lead a superb ensemble cast in what has been described as the funniest play ever written.

Wait – there’s (always) more! We’ve highlighted a few other great performances below and you can see all of this month’s mainstage opening nights by visiting our online performance calendar.

Kind regards,

Bethwyn Serow
Executive Director

Australian Major Performing Arts Group



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