Music and libretto by Tobin Stokes
Sold out performances:
November 3, 8, and 10, 2017, at 7 pm
November 5 and 12, at 4 pm
New performance added
Tuesday, November 7, at 7 pm
The Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road
Sung in English, with English surtitles
Staged première, in collaboration with The Other Guys Theatre Company
The tempestuous life and death of Victoria's most notorious architect.
Meet Francis Rattenbury, architect of Victoria's Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel – self-promoter, adulterer, alcoholic ... and murder victim. Victoria-based composer Tobin Stokes tells the story of the architect whose murder by his young wife's teenage lover led to one of the most sensational murder trials of the 1930s. Internationally renowned tenor Richard Margison performs the title role in this new opera about – and for – Victoria.