Rose is currently staging a production of To Hell and Back by Jake Heggie written in 2006. This is a stunning piece about the after effects of domestic violence on women. This piece features two women only, the perpetrator’s mother and wife, and the story line is set after the violence has physically ended. It is a beautiful opera which focuses on an aspect of domestic violence that is often passed over in other theatrical pieces. The breakdown of relationships, splitting of loyalties, the guilt and unresolved emotions long after the physical damage has taken place. It shows how the violence lives on in the memories of those affected by it, continuing to harm and haunt. Although it has indeed been performed before, this work would be a premier for Berlin. It will be staged as a prelude to international domestic violence awareness month in October. When: September 1st Where: change of address! Cost: Pay What You Want - profits will be donated to help support victims of domestic abuse.
Rose is very happy to be working once more with the exciting company Gertrude Opera. Linda Thompson, who runs Australia's only opera festival, The Yarra Valley Opera Festival will once again wow her audiences. This year she opens with Jonathan Dove's The Enchanted Pig. Rose will be performing the roles Book of Fate and Old Woman in this production. With Gale Edwards directing and Patrick Burns conducting, who could ask for more?? The performances will be perfect for adults and children alike. When: 7pm Fri 18 Oct GALA PREMIÈRE*; 2pm Sun 20 Oct; 7pm Fri 25 Oct;2pm Sun 27 Oct Where: "Olinda-Yarra", 17-19 Macintyre Lane, Yering Buy your tickets here! Book before it sells out!!!!! No really, I think this production has the potential to seriously sell out. Children will love it, adults will love it, you will love it. Have fun!