Yarra Theatre Company (Vic). Artistic and Musical Director: Nigel McBain. Choreographer and Assistant Director: Natalie Phillips. Ashwood Secondary College. October 26 - 30, 2011
I recently heard a visitor from Sydney express surprise that Melbourne had fourteen opera companies to Sydney’s three. I wouldn’t be able to name fourteen in Melbourne, and I don’t know if they included the G&S Societies, but we certainly have many more than three.
So what prompted Nigel McBain to start up another?
For a start this talented lad obviously has a passion for baroque opera, and no-one else appears to be focusing on this. Secondly, it appears to be an amateur company, while many of the others are semi-professional.