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Call for Production Teams for 2019 Season


GSOV 2019

Applications are now open for Directors and Music Directors for Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria’s 2019 Season. We are seeking energetic, enthused and engaged creative teams to lead our 2019 productions of WS Gilbert's Engaged, Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus and Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

  • ENGAGED - February/March

  • Engaged is a humorous farce with a definite suggestion of the "topsy-turvydom" we expect from the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas. It pokes fun at the way love is idolised and selfishness is overlooked. Engaged will be produced as a semi-staged production at The Knowe in Sassafras for a strictly limited season of 4 shows in February/March 2019. We are seeking Expressions of Interest for a Director.


  • Die Fledermaus, composed by Johann Strauss II to a libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee (after Meilhac and Halevy) is returning to Melbourne after a drought of over ten years. With stunning sets and costumes and elegant dances and staging, Die Fledermaus is a favourite with audiences worldwide - mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written. Die Fledermaus will be performed in English, and produced as a fully staged production with an orchestra at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre for a strictly limited season of 5 shows from 25th to 28th of July 2019. We are seeking Expressions of Interest for a Musical Director.

  • HMS PINAFORE - October

  • Gilbert & Sullivan’s evergreen comic operetta, HMS Pinafore, delights audiences with its witty libretto and rollicking score. Set on a navy ship in the days when Britain ruled the waves, HMS Pinafore pokes fun at incompetent politicians, society norms and subconscious bias. HMS Pinafore will be produced as a fully staged production at a venue to be advised, for a season of 5 shows during October 2019. We are seeking Expressions of Interest for both a Director and a Musical Director.

We welcome those applying to also detail any digital, promotion and marketing experience they feel might be useful or relevant to assist in ensuring a successful season.

Interested parties should email their CVs and biographies through to: Email Enquiries and Applications to

Applications close 5:00pm Monday 5th November 2018.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 22:16