ROCKDALE OPERA COMPANY'S 2020 SEASON
by W.S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan
Performances MAY 9-17
at the ROCKDALE TOWN HALL
May 9 (7.30 pm)
May 10 (2.00 pm)
May 16 (7.30 pm)
May 17 (2.00 pm)
Musical Director: Rod Mounjed
Director: Elizabeth Lorencev
Captain Corcoran - Randall Stewart
Sir Joseph Porter - Gordon Costello
Ralph - James Gander
Josephine - Sarah Prestwidge
Buttercup - Michele Lansdown
Hebe - Laura Wachsmann
Boatswain - Brett Crocker
Dick Deadeye - Michael Kallidis
DIE FLEDERMAUS GALA CONCERT
Performances JULY 19
at ROCKDALE TOWN HALL
Starring the ROC’s patron, international opera star bass baritone Daniel Sumegi, as well as baritone Barry Ryan and soprano Anka Hoeppner. We will also have solos by young up and coming artists and the ROC ensemble.
Two performances only:
Sunday 19 July 2020
(1.00 pm and 5.00 pm)
Tickets: $60.00 – includes a complimentary program.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Performances NOVEMBER 21 -29
at ROCKDALE TOWN HALL
Musical Director: Nicky Gluch
Director: David Brennan
November 21 (7.30 pm)
November 22 (2.00 pm)
November 28 (7.30 pm)
November 29 (2.00 pm)
SEVENTY YEARS AT ROCKDALE OPERA COMPANY - AVAILABLE NOW!
Our 70th Anniversary Commemorative Book is available now for purchase...
$25 for a walk down memory’s lane covering 70 glorious years at Rockdale opera - information, photos, statistics, tributes and reminiscences!
and YOU could be in it!
The book can be purchased at our upcoming productions, mailed (Postage $5) or picked up from the Committee by arrangement.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy today!
ROCKDALE OPERA COMPANY CO PATRONS DANIEL SUMEGI & JOSÉ CARBÓ
A message from Daniel Sumegi
“As Australia’s oldest opera company, Rockdale Opera Company has provided a much needed platform for young aspiring professionals to ‘tread the boards’ alongside the people that make up the bulk of the company - the true opera lovers. I made my solo debut at Rockdale 31 years ago as Fiorello in The Barber of Seville alongside the beautiful Deborah Riedel. Having then sung in four other productions with ROC in my early days, I moved out into the wider vocal world - where I have proudly been singing professionally since 1988.
Rockdale Opera Company is very much a community organisation and has been generously supported by the Rockdale City Council for many generations.The word ‘Rockdale’ resonates so powerfully throughout the operatic family and I sincerely hope this invaluable cornerstone of our culture continues to flourish”.
A message from José Carbó
"As an up and coming singer, I was fortunate to have performed five roles with the company. Since establishing my professional career, I now consider it an honour and a responsibility to ensure there continues to be a platform which will enable the company to further prosper and adapt to the requirements and demands of present day live operatic entertainment. It is vital we succeed so future generations of singers can continue to have the opportunity and a platform where they can learn their trade and ply their craft and gain much needed and valuable performance experience, as I and all that came before me have had."