Fill your heart with festive cheer as Victorian Opera presents And so this is Christmas on Saturday 19 December at 5pm via livestream.

Presented in association with Live Nation, Orchestra Victoria and Black Hole Theatre, And so this is Christmas features favourite seasonal songs including Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Happy Xmas (War is Over).

The 50-minute concert is perfect for the whole family to enjoy together and features the added magic of shadow puppetry.

Celebrating the richness of our cultural diversity, the concert includes Spanish carol La Peregrinación (The pilgrimage), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Steve Young’s The Chanukah Song (We are light) as well as poetry and narrations.

Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills conducts Orchestra Victoria and an ensemble of local opera singers, including Carlos E Bárcenas, Shakira Dugan, Stephen Marsh, Kathryn Radcliffe, Rebecca Rashleigh, Timothy Reynolds, Dimity Shepherd and Raphael Wong.

Black Hole Theatre’s Artistic Director Nancy Black directs the concert, featuring local puppeteers Jeff Achtem, Lynne Kent, Jeany Lee and Theresa O’Connor.

Join Victorian Opera to celebrate the festive season!

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