Rehearsals for this new touring production (March to May 2017) are taking place across 5 weeks at the end of this year in Sydney and Adelaide, and I’m very excited to be working on such a challenging production with such a fabulous cast. Tchaikovsky’s take on Tolstoy’s famous work places the poor maligned Tatjana at the moral centre of the piece, revising any ambiguity in the original and having her stand strong (though desolate) in her ultimate rejection of the flawed man she loves. There is such a great dramatic arc and our director (a Russian scholar) has waited many years to have a chance to direct it, so I certainly have my work cut out for me already.
Very much looking forward to touring this production through regional centres in Victoria, NSW and South Australia in the first part of next year for Co-Opera! Wish me luck!