Songs from Operetta and WWI

Red Cross Gala


18 October 2018 at 7:00pm – Goodwood Institue Theatre
20 October 2018 at 7:00pm – Middleback Arts Centre
26 October 2018 at 7:00pm – Hopgood Theatre
28 October 2018 at 7:00pm – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre




Middleback Arts Centre
Hopgood Theatre
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Goodwood Institue Theatre

Creatives & Cast

Conductor – Luke Dollman

Bethany Hill
Charlotte Kelso
Mark Oates
Gerry Masi
Andrew Crispe

Featuring Local Choruses
And Luke Dollman’s Orchestra

Running Time

Approximately two hours 40 minutes
including a 25-minute interval

State Opera South Australia Presents:
Red Cross Gala: Songs from Operetta and WWI

Keep those Home Fires burning as we recreate that great Aussie icon: The Red Cross Gala. Join artists of the State Opera South Australia at 4 locations across South Australia.

Featuring the glorious music of Luke Dollman and his ‘Cheer Up’ orchestra we present a joyful evening of parlour songs, anthems and musical favourites.

Hear Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe and The Mikado, orchestral excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro and popular hits; On the Road to Mandalay, Danny Boy, Keep the Home Fires Burning and many other songs from the era.


Beyond the Stage

The Red Cross Gala tour forms part of a larger initiative funded by the Federal Government through the Australian Research Council Linkage grant scheme, and the State Library of South Australia.

The ‘Beyond the Stage’ project explores the ways that the creative arts can shape our understanding of history, and South Australian society during and immediately after World War One.

Project partners include the University of Adelaide, State Library of SA, Flinders University, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Opera of South Australia, State Theatre Company of SA, and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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