Savoy Opera Company is a not for profit organisation which has been bringing the works of W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan to audiences in Melbourne and regional Victoria since 1943.
Savoy presents two main productions each year, mostly Gilbert and Sullivan, occasionally light opera.
Savoy is active throughout the year with various concerts often in collaboration with Cordelia's Potted Operas.
There are a couple of ways of joining Savoy depending on what you want to do.
As a Stage Performer the only way here is to audition. All performing members must audition before being accepted into the company as part of the chorus or in a principal role. Keep an eye on our website audition page for dates and required pieces.
As an Orchestra Member please contact our Musical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
In a non-performing role (marketing, FOH, backstage, stage management, etc.) please contact Friends of Savoy with your contact details and what you are interested in doing and someone will contact you with further information.
If you would like to support Savoy but cannot spare the time to actively participate, please consider donating/sponsoring us.
As a Registered Cultural Organisation all donations to Savoy over $2 are Tax Deductable.
Contact us at email@example.com for any further information about any of the above.
Our main rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm to 10.30pm at a church hall in Surrey Hills VIC. If you are lucky enough to be cast as a principal there are usually rehearsals over the weekend at various other venues.
As a performing member of Savoy there is a show fee required per production. This helps cover the cost of the rehearsal hall, the accompanist, insurance and costume hire. At the moment the fee stands at $100. Payment may be made by direct deposit, cc, chq or cash to the Treasurer. Layby is also available.
Savoy's main performance venue is currently the Phoenix Theatre, Elwood. We also tour country Victoria and have performed at Lilydale, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Ballarat, Bunyip, Buninyong and Dunolly to name a few.