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