Victorian Opera to Present World Premiere of ‘Three Tales’ Virtually

By David Salazar

Victorian Opera will present three chamber operas online starting on June 27, 2020.

The work, entitled “Trois Contes,” is based on Gustave Flaubert’s short stories. It is written by composers Zac Hurren, Dermot Tutty, and Stefan Cassemenos.

All three works, which have been in development since 2017, are adapted by playwright Daniel Keene and feature Katie Noonan.

“Commissioning, developing and staging new Australian opera is at the core of Victorian Opera’s purpose,” said Artistic Director Richard Mills in a press release. “Three Tales deftly illuminates the substance of Flaubert’s Three Tales; starkly realized images, the extremes of human experience, the deceptive and ever-changing nature of reality.”

“Three Tales” was originally set to world premiere this season, but was canceled due to the spread of COVID-19.

You can watch the operas on the company’s official website and YouTube channel. The recording will remain online for one week.