The Priestess of Morphine
22 February 2024 at 7:30pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalyenup Studio

The Priestess of Morphine

22 February 2024 at 7:30pm Albany Entertainment Centre, Kalyenup Studio Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre

The Priestess of Morphine will immerse audiences in scenes from the life of Baroness Gertrud Günther von Puttkamer, the dazzling socialite of the Weimar republic, and her nom-de-plume and alter-ego Marie-Madeleine, writer and poet, whose works were nearly erased from history by the Third Reich. 

This opera stars rising sopranos and WAAPA graduates Jessica Taylor (Gertrud) and Ava Charleson (Marie-Madeleine), led by emerging director Rachel Doulton and producer Hannah Lee Tungate.

The Priestess of Morphine balances surrealism and operatic grandeur in the tension between artist and muse. This contemporary chamber opera also features the talents of violinist Hannah Brockway, cellist Miranda Murray-Yong, and percussionist Thea Rossen. 

Newcomers and opera lovers alike will be surprised and delighted by this ground breaking new production from Tenth Muse Initiative.

They tried to burn me, to bury my words. They tried. They tried, but they failed.”

Music by Rosśa Crean & Libretto by Aiden K. Feltkamp.

Audience members are also invited to join the cast for a post-show meet and greet at the Kalyenup bar. Part of Albany Pride Festival 2024.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $35.00 Adult
  • $20.00 Concession (Full-time Students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Health Care Card)
  • $20.00 Under 25's
  • $35.00 Groups 10+ (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
    For group bookings phone AEC Box Office (08) 9844 5005 or the ACT Groups Department (08) 6212 9291, alternatively email

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