The Opera School Melbourne. National Theatre, St Kilda. Director: Cameron Menzies. Musical Director: Trevor Jones. Saturday September 4, 2010
In the seventies I attended the National Theatre Opera School for some years. There were language, music and movement classes, performances of scenes from opera, and one major production each year. That was eventually taken over by the VCA, but died a few years ago. Last year Linda Thompson, former principal with Opera Australia, later head of music at Monash University, revived the concept and Don Giovanni was their first full production.