Rattenbury by Tobin Stokes, November, 2017


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.


Cast and Creative Team

  • Conductor: Arthur Arnold
  • Director: Amiel Gladstone
  • Scenic Designer: Franc D'Ambrosio

  • Rattenbury: Richard Margison
  • Alma: Kathleen Brett
  • Irene: Emma Parkinson
  • Stevens: Tyler Fitzgerald



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Performances take place at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria.