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Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler afn Dakh)

  • Theatre, Musicals
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Fiddler on the Roof 2020 Opera Australia supllied
Photograph: Matthew Murphy

Time Out says

This innovative production of a Broadway classic brings a new perspective to an age-old story

NOTE: This performance has been cancelled due to current events. 

Opera Australia has a long history of bringing classic musicals to local audiences, but generally they've been faithful and traditional productions (and in some cases literally 60-year-old productions). But Opera Australia is doing something a little different as part of its 2020 season: Fiddler on the Roof performed entirely in Yiddish.

Don't worry, there'll still be English surtitles to guide you through, but this production goes for authenticity above all else. Directed by Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey (still known best for playing the Emcee in Cabaret), it premiered in New York last year to rave reviews and is enjoyed a return season due to popular demand. 

Casting is still to be confirmed for the Australian production, which will play Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from November 15.

Written by
Ben Neutze


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