Chop Chef – Digital

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Chop Chef – Digital

Venue Online
Dates 23 April 2021
Category Live Streamed Digital Event

Riverside Theatres presents Blush Opera’s
CHOP CHEF – Digital
by Julie Koh and Paul Smith

Chop Chef is a dark, satirical comedy where six contestants from around Australia enter the cooking battle field of a fictional reality television series Chop Chef. Faced with unusual and extreme cooking challenges, Kitty, Tom, Andy, Victoria, Kale and Renée must compete to remain alive in the game and avoid facing the chop – literally.

The shiny kitchen arena is watched over by three omnipresent judges who decide the fate of each contestant but not all is as it seems and some contestants start to question the forces that bind them to their contracts. Perhaps the tables will turn…

This new Australian opera mashes together flavours of Masterchef and Hunger Games on the operatic stage where reality television can be pushed to its absurd conclusions. In thrilling arias and melodramatic ensembles, each contestant is stretched to their limit and will stop at nothing to be the last chef standing. In the game of Chop Chef, there is only one rule – eat or be eaten. Are you ready to join our digital audience?

Please click here for the Chop Chef Program

Book tickets on this page for the digital, livestreamed performance on Youtube. If you’re looking for the Live Show click here.

Please note:
This Live Stream will contain Closed Captions
Chop Chef satirises racist and cultural attitudes and tropes, and therefore contains material that may be confronting to some audience members. This production includes strong language, adult themes, misogyny, sexual references, suicide and death.

How You Can Access
Streaming live from Riverside Theatres into your home. This show will be available once only on YouTube. This show is a live streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.
You are welcome to share and watch the performance as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please consider that when purchasing your household ticket.

Please note there is no transaction fee for this concert.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our live stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.

This project has been supported through a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant

Promotional Photography by: Georgina Koureas


Conductor Luke Spicer

Directors Kenneth Moraleda & Nicole Pingon

Set & Costume Designer Keerthi Subramanyam

Lighting Designer Kate Baldwin

Video Designer Susie Henderson

Production Manager Tyler Fitzpatrick

Creative Consultant Courtney Stewart

Associate Music Director Antonio Fernandez


Gavin Brown

Benjamin Caulkwell

Jermaine Chau

Lisa Cooper

Ayako Ohtake

Nick Geddes


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1 hour and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Ticket Prices

Riverside Members $15
Non-Members $18
Household Group $25