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1994/95

  • 1994 activities included Opera Queensland’s first venture into commercial theatre with Esgee Entertainment and QPAC in the presentation of The Pirates of Penzance. Since 1995, LOQ/OQ has presented 11 of the 15 Opera Conference productions commissioned to date.
  • First schools’ opera, Aesop’s Fables, co-production of Eugene Onegin with Victoria State Opera and first Opera Conference production, Falstaff.
  • Opera Queensland celebrates its name change and relocation to new South Bank premises with a new production of Don Giovanni which then tours regional Queensland.

1994

  • Teresa Berganza (Concert; presented in association with Andrew McKinnon & ABC Fine Music)
  • Rigoletto by Verdi
  • The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan (Presented in association with Essgee Melodies)
  • Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky
  • The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
  • An Evening With Jeffrey Black (Concert)
  • Stars of Australian Opera (Concert; presented in association with NARPACA)

1995

  • Victoria de Los Angeles (Concert; presented in association with Andrew McKinnon)
  • Tosca by Puccini
  • Love is in the Air (Concert; presented in association with Queensland Arts Council)
  • The Secret Garden by Simon & Norman (Presented in association with John Frost and Queensland Performing Arts Trust)
  • Carmen by Bizet
  • The Magic Flute by Mozart

1996

  • In 1996 the company changed its name to Opera Queensland and relocated its offices and rehearsal studio into new, purpose-built premises in the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University at South Bank. Since 1996 the company’s annual program has included a production presented in the Conservatorium Theatre.
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