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PAST PRODUCTIONS

THE OLD MAID
AND THE THIEF

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DIDO AND AENEAS

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SONGS OF TRAVEL
AND BUSH POETRY

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Songs of Travel and Bush Poetry
March 2021, Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

“This beautifully crafted blend of English songs and Australian bush poetry, Songs of Travel and Bush Poetry, from Nicholas Cannon and Mopoke Theatre Productions, is one of the finest local productions I've shared in, in many years.” Broadway World: Ewart Shaw

Escape in to a fully staged performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' beloved song cycle 'Songs of Travel' interspersed with classic Australian bush poetry.​

“Cannon’s operatic skills serve him well: he acts out the storylines of the songs and poems with flourish and style, and his delivery of The Geebung Polo Club leaves the audience laughing and wanting more.” The Barefoot Review: Kym Clayton

 

Cast: Nicholas Cannon

Piano: Andrew Georg

Director: Bronwyn Palmer

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'Tosca' by Giacomo Puccini
February 2019, Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

Puccini’s stunning masterpiece, “Tosca” is coming to the Adelaide Fringe on Feb. 19, 21 & 23 at Clayton Wesley Church. This Mopoke Theatre production stars Joanna McWaters, Andrew Turner, Joshua Rowe, Rod Kirk & Daniel Goodburn. Directed by Nicholas Cannon, with piano accompaniment by Andrew Georg this intimate production will bring you all the love, deceit & murder you could wish for wrapped up in some of the most beautiful music ever written.

“This production approached and occasionally reached what Coleridge called ‘the sublime’.Congratulations to Mopoke Theatre Productions for this truly engaging and rewarding production of Puccini’s Tosca.” Stage Whispers: Tony Knight

 

Cast: Joanna McWaters, Andrew Turner, Joshua Rowe, Rod Kirk, Daniel Goodburn

Director: Nicholas Cannon

Music Director: Andrew Georg

 
'Dido and Aeneas' by Henry Purcell
October 2016, The Queen's Theatre
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Ensemble Galante join forces with Mopoke Theatre Productions to present a fully-staged production of Henry Purcell’s iconic Dido & Aeneas in Adelaide’s historic The Queen’s Theatre.

 

This is a unique, gritty and contemporary production directed by Nicholas Cannon with instrumentation sensitive to the English Baroque period.  With Adelaide soprano Bethany Hill in the title role and a cast including some of Australia’s best baroque opera singers and instrumentalists, for three performances only this is an event not to be missed.

Cast: Bethany Hill, David Hidden, Karen Fitz-Gibbon, and Elizabeth Campbell

Director: Nicholas Cannon

Music: Ensemble Gallante

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'The Old Maid and the Thief' by Carlo Menotti 
March 2013 Adelaide Showgrounds

“Absolutely delightful, tuneful work that set out for the world to hear the promise that Menotti would fulfill for generations to come.” FANFARE: Henry Fogel

 

What lengths will an older woman and her young house maid go to for their love of a handsome wanderer and what will drive an honest man to become a thief?

This “Desperate Housewives of the 1930s” is a delightfully funny yet poignant one act opera. Menotti's wonderful melodies and cheeky humour skilfully explore themes of love, morality, companionship, freedom and social status.

Co-Opera continuing its support for new artists, is this time collaborating with an emerging theatre company, Mopoke Theatre Productions for its premier performance.

This intimate, innovative production unites an exceptional, internationally experienced cast of Adelaide singers, will delight Co-Opera audiences and will be an ideal entrée into opera for those looking for a new Fringe experience.

“A new extremely talented company and an outstanding established company present a delightful, entertaining musical gem which exemplifies what the Fringe is all about ” Frank Ford AM, Fringe Honorary Life Member

 

Cast: Guila Tiver, Sara Lambert, Jeremy Tatchell, Sharon Turley

Director: Nicholas Cannon

Music Director: Penelope Cashman