Want to see Carmen in a cave, or Rigoletto in a reservoir? This Brisbane opera company is making it possible.
It's no surprise that the founder of the Underground Opera Company, Bruce Edwards, is a former miner. In the mid-noughties, Edwards turned his knowledge of the underground over to opera, and the rest is history.
Underground Opera Company is a Brisbane based professional theatre company that turns the opera into an adventure. Bli Bli Castle, Spring Hill Reservoir, and the Capricorn Caves in Central Queensland are just a few of the unique venues the Company has used to stage their shows. In 2019, these shows included arias from well-known operas like Rigoletto and Turandot.
And it isn't a mere novelty. Underground Opera Company produces high-quality shows, with performances from world-class opera talent like Dominique Fegan and Glenn Lorimer. Venues are chosen for their superior acoustics and shows are often small, intimate gigs with an audience of less than 100.