Over the course of the festival, Gertrude Opera will deliver a world-class feast of festival opera and satellite events for all tastes in an intimate, pop-up theatre marquee with raked seating. The venue is Olinda Yarra at Yering, a charming, historic property and working farm amidst the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.
Highlights include "The Enchanted Pig", a story of fairy-tale proportions; "Poppea", a new take on an old classic; a modern twist to "Macbeth"; and a romp through the last 400 years showcasing "a very, very, very short history of opera".
The Yarra Valley Opera Festival will showcase Australian and international opera talent, with all operas sung in English. Our principal venue partner is OLINDA YARRA AT YERING, the owners kindly opening their historic private property to allow for a celebration of the joys of singing, theatre, story-telling, socialising, eating and drinking.
An auspicious arts-tourism event not to be missed, brought to you by the independent Gertrude Opera in their tenth year - and just under an hour’s drive from Melbourne.