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Australian Premiere:

For a Look or a Touch

Saturday 29th June 2023, 7:30pm

Studio One, Old Museum Building

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“Arguably the world’s most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer” – The Wall Street Journal

About this performance

Join Voxalis Opera for the Australian premiere of Jake Heggie’s one act opera, For a Look or a Touch. Set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany during World War II, this unforgettable performance delves into the forbidden love of an elderly Holocaust survivor, his lost lover, and a time of unspeakable persecution.

Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's collaboration draws inspiration from the emotional documentary "Paragraph 175" and the heart-wrenching diary of Manfred Lewin, a Jewish homosexual who faced the horrors of Auschwitz. 


Performed by Voxalis Opera’s Artistic Director, Camilo Lopez, and co-directed by 2024 emerging baritone Aidan Hodder, this staged performance will offer a story with profound emotional depth that skillfully unveils the moments of joy and harrowing horrors in the memories of the characters. 

Program to include

For a Look or a Touch

Music by Jake Heggie

Libretto by Gene Scheer


By permission of the publisher, Bent Pen Music

Sole Agent: Bill Holab Music.


Saturday 29th June, 2024 - 7:30pm

Studio One, Old Museum Building

Bown Hills, Brisbane

60 Minutes - No Interval

Performed in English

Accessible Venue

Bar open prior to performance


Adults   $60

Concession/Student   $55

Under 30s $39

The artists

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Camilo Lopez


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Aidan Hodder


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Bernard Wheaton




Mark Connors



Jake Heggie



Gene Scheer



2024 season images by Ronan King-Rose - Follow @rkrphotog

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Voxalis Opera respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we perform, and pays our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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