Opera Galactica was originally created by Richard Ferguson for Opera on a Shoestring, a small Glasgow based opera company. After two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it toured throughout Scotland in 2004.
In 2019, a new production was staged in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to the four main roles - Princess Slayer, Duke, Guru, and Dark Invader - it included for the first time a small chorus of stormtroopers.
You can read some of the reviews of both the original and most recent show below, as well as clips of the original and most recent Australian production if you click on the button below.
'With the perfect balance of comedy, great music, and drama, this production was all that it aimed to be.'
Alison Paris, Cut Common Magazine, (March 14, 2019)
'The best thing to happen to opera since Bohemian Rhapsody.'
Iain MacWhirter, Sunday Herald, (2004)
'See Opera Galactica before it closes - use the force and get going to this goofy galaxy far, far away!'
Craig Harold Ball, Queensland Arts (March 14, 2019)