With Tiffany Speight, Alison Rae Jones and Caroline Vercoe

In LOVE AND OTHER BATTLES this dynamic trio will take you from the drama and passion of operatic hits right up to modern day romantic ballads with plenty of laughs along the way. Classics from Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose to the famous Flower Duet from Madame Butterfly and comic greats like I’m Getting IT ensure a night to be inspired, moved, amazed and maybe a little shocked. Whether you are on a blind date, first date, date night away from the kids, anniversary celebration or break up – we have it all covered!

Popular compere, Christopher McKenna will put you at ease and guide you through four centuries of fabulous music and virtuosic, world renowned pianist, Len Vorster is at the grand piano.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

Grand piano required (although happy to tour to small halls with upright pianos)

Collingwood based boutique, independent opera company La Prima Opera are fast gaining a reputation for putting high quality opera based shows into non-traditional spaces and metropolitan, regional and rural theatres around Australia. Their popular Opera in the Laneway series at Guildford Lane Gallery, 1000 Pound Bend and the Paris Cat has been featured on Foxtel’s ‘Inspiration’ series and in Limelight Magazine. Up to 80% of their audience are first time opera goers.

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Unique Selling Point

Experience the thrill of live performance with Australia’s sweetheart of opera, Tiffany Speight. She has sung many roles for Opera Australia. If you haven’t caught Tiffany live or on DVD, you will know her as a regular on Spicks and Specks. Alison Jones was born in Gippsland and spent much of her career in the UK where she was a principal artist with the D’oyly Carte Opera Company and sang everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to Elton John’s birthday party. Caroline Vercoe has recently returned to Melbourne after 15 years with Opera Australia.

Marketing Materials

We would like to work with individual venues and communities to engage in a meaningful way. This could include anything from conducting a workshop with local choirs, choral groups and musical societies and giving them the opportunity to participate in the performance to giving a pre-show talk to U3A or having a CWA supper and post show talk.

Community Engagement

Love and Other Battles is an opportunity for regional audiences to experience the impact of high quality live opera mixed in with other styles. As someone who grew up in regional Victoria who was not exposed to professional opera until I was studying music at the Victorian college of the Arts, I am passionate about providing diverse musical experiences for regional audiences. We welcome the chance to introduce a bit of opera to amateur groups and impart some technical knowledge along the way as well as developing more informal relationships with community groups by giving them a glimpse into life as an artist... all in the spirit of a shared love of music.