Meet the mule with Lyric Opera of Melbourne

Lyric Opera of Melbourne combines romance, excitement and a mule in its comedic double bill, L’Heure Espagnol (The Spanish Hour) and Gianni Schicchi, to launch its 2015 season.

The vibrant and tongue-in-check operas will be performed back-to-back with a talented instrumental ensemble performing onstage alongside the cast.

Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnol is a Spanish farce that follows a housewife moving heaven and earth to get her own bedroom clock while her husband is out, and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi highlights a family’s greed in the elaborate pursuit of their dead relative’s money.

Katrina Waters will make her Lyric debut in the lead role of Concepcion, with other talented cast members including Raphael Wong, Daniel Sinfield, James Pyne, Kerrie Bolton, Rebecca Rashleigh and Nick Renfree-Marks.

Sung in English, these operatic riots will be brought to the stage by Nicholas Cannon and Jane Millett, and conducted by Lyric’s Artistic Director, Pat Miller.

Following successful sombre productions last year, Lyric Opera delivers a playful and humorous opera that stays true to their bold and creative approach.

You can ‘meet the mule’ at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran when the show kicks off on Friday 13th March. Visit or call 8290 7000 for tickets.

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