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With access tickets starting at just $25, Kiss Me, Kate is too darn hot to miss. Two shows only on 12 November in the Concert Hall. Snap up some of the hottest tickets in town before they’re all gone.

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With a cheeky nod to the 2016 global Shakespeare celebrations, OperaQ is delighted to present the great Cole Porter’s multi- award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate.

A musical play within a play, Kiss Me, Kate is set among a theatre troupe performing the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by Fred Graham, the show’s star is at war with his fiery leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi, whose bittersweet relationship results in glorious musical numbers including ‘Wunderbar’, ‘So In Love’ and ‘I Hate Men’.

In this semi-staged concert directed by Kris Stewart and conducted by Guy Noble, international opera stars Peter Coleman Wright and Cheryl Barker are joined by a cast of musical theatre and screen stars including Jason Barry Smith, Naomi Price and Bryan Probets. Kiss Me, Kate features the combined musical forces of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the fabulous Opera Queensland Chorus and students from the Queensland Conservatorium Music Theatre Program.

This will mark the first time in almost 20 years that Cole Porter’s much-loved musical will be performed at The Concert Hall, QPAC.

If you enjoyed the lush orchestra-on- stage experience of Candide, join us for Kiss Me, Kate – a wonderful, upbeat way to round off your 2016 OperaQ season.

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DATE: 12 November 2016 | 2.00PM, 8.00PM

VENUE: Concert Hall, QPAC



Deluxe Reserve: $99 – $110*

A Reserve: $81 – $90*

B Reserve: $63 – $70*

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Conductor Guy Noble
Director Kris Stewart
Choreographer Christopher Horsey
Set and Costume Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright


Lilli Vanessi/Katherine Cheryl Barker
Fred Graham/Petruchio Peter Coleman-Wright
1st gangster Bryan Probets
2nd gangster Shaun Brown
Lois Lane/Bianca Naomi Price
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio Jason Barry-Smith
Paul Christopher Horsey
Hortensio Bradley McCaw
Gremio Kurt Phelan
Hattie Lizzie Moore
Harry Trevor Robert Coleby