Event A Tale of Two Divas
Export | Feedback | Map | Network | Print
Venue Burrinja, Upwey, VIC
Umbrella Event Yarra Valley Opera Festival
First Date 16 October 2018
Last Date 18 October 2018
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description MAX GILLIES has his hands full mounting an opera production starring not one, but two Australian Divas - Dame Nellie Melba and her protégée Miss Gertrude Johnson. Besieged by the usual financial and sponsorship problems, he strikes deals to appease the Divas, and ramp up the publicity. Stuck in the middle is the matinée idol tenor, earning extra cash on the side as co-producer. A bit of fun - think Bialystok and Bloom fused with Mozartian brilliance. There are bound to be surprises.
Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Name Function Notes
Hannah Dahlenburg Actor Dame Nellie Melba
Max Gillies Actor Mr Bloom, Impresario
Wendy Grose Actor Secretary
Nigel Huckle Actor Mr Cash / Lead Tenor / Agent
Georgia Wilkinson Actor Gertrude Johnson
Dean Sky-Lucas Conductor
Debbie Jenkins Costume Designer
Geraldine Turner Stage Director
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Event Identifier 142147