8 – 10 Jun 2018

Duration 1hr




Ages 16 and up



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Contains simulated smoking

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Adelaide Premiere

Armed only with a rose and a book, a woman walks into a bar looking for love…in all the wrong places. Hilariously risqué, yet breathtakingly tender, Taking it Up the Octave tells the story of a woman trying to make sense of the complexity of modern life.

In a stellar performance, award winning Opera Australia soprano (and member of the Opera Burlesque) Antoinette Halloran delivers piercing climaxes and soaring crescendos – made all the more powerful by the quieter moments that leave audiences spellbound.

For those who dare, the collision of passionate opera, devilish wit and contemplative song offers a divine remedy in a hectic, contradictory and device driven world.

Opera to cabaret

...hilariously steamy (and exceptionally high-pitched) burlesque. InDaily

Written by Antoinette Halloran
With Patrick Lawrence putting in his oar

Image: Susan Papazian

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre