Victorian Opera to Showcase ‘Sweeney Todd’

By David Salazar

Victorian Opera is set to present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from Sept. 14-21, 2024.

The Stephen Sondheim work will feature Ben Mingay in the title role and Antoinette Halloran as Mrs. Lovett. Other cast members include Lachlann Lawton, Alessia Pintabona, Mat Verevis, Adrian Tamburini, Kanen Breen, Margaret Trubiano, and Euan Fistrovic Doidge. Phoebe Briggs conducts the production directed by Stuart Maunder AM.

“I love this piece. The terror, the thrills. For all its melodrama, blood, and gore this masterpiece of music theatre tells a universal human story; revenge, obsession, and lust, yes – but also pain, yearning, and even love. This is Sondheim at his most powerful, moving, and terrifying. And what a cast, I am in awe,” said Maunder AM in an official press release.

There will be eight performances throughout the run with a preview on Sept. 14 and the penultimate showcase on Sept. 21 the lone 2 p.m. matinees. The remaining shows start at 7:30 p.m.