01 Aug 2018


Sopranos must die; It’s the rule of Opera. But when actor, soprano and cabaret artist Isabel Hertaeg takes to the Armitage Centre stage on Sunday, September 23 for cabaret performance Death by Soprano, she will die once for each letter of the alphabet!

A satirical A-Z of operatic death scenes, Death by Soprano is a cabaret romp through operatic occupational hazards.

 Join Hertaeg and her 26 re-enactments as they turn even the most morbid death scenes into comedy gold. Better yet, Death by Soprano is perfect for the Opera-Curious to the Opera aficionado.

 Using slapstick, absurdism, dark-clowning, a healthy dose of prop-humour and Hertaeg’s incredible operatic voice, Death by Soprano portrays the final moments in the lives of operatic heroines.

“This is a cabaret work with a great love of opera, that also embraces a loving irreverence for opera’s occasionally over-inflated ego,” Ms Hertaeg said.

“It’s high art with a fun sensibility that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

As well as the Armitage Centre performance, Death by Soprano will also travel to Crows Nest Community RSL for a performance on Friday, September 28 in an effort to bring the arts to our regional communities.

Tickets for this performance will also include a light supper.

Death by Soprano is part of the Empire Theatre’s Thrive on Arts, a festival celebrating creativity, storytelling and performance running at the Empire Theatre from September 21-30, during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

For more information or to book tickets to either performance, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au