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King Roger

Szymanowski

King Roger

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseJanuary 20 – February 15, 2017
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Fri 20.1.17
7:30 PM
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Sat 28.1.17
7:30 PM
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Tue 31.1.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Thu 2.2.17
7:30 PM
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Sat 4.2.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Wed 8.2.17
7:30 PM
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Sat 11.2.17
1:00 PM
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This is an audio described performance for those with vision impairments. Audio-described bookings can only be made through Opera Australia by calling the Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or by emailing ticketing@opera.org.au

Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

Wed 15.2.17
7:30 PM
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Hear the story behind the opera. Join us 45 minutes before this performance when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre, this informal and informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.

NEW PRODUCTION

Watching his wife dance under the stranger's spell, King Roger struggles with his own passions: choosing between the sacred love he knows and the sensuous, glittering realm of hedonism the shepherd preaches.

Szymanowski's intoxicating, iridescent music is rarely heard on the opera stage, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a 20th-century Polish masterpiece.

This co-production with the Royal Opera House was first performed in Covent Garden and was "rapturously acclaimed" by critics who described Kasper Holten's arresting staging as a "major artistic triumph" (The Telegraph, UK).

Andrea Molino conducts a cast led by Saimir Pirgu, Lorina Gore and Michael Honeyman.

 

The shepherd's voice is lyrical, exotic, heady with the promise of eternal ecstasy. His message is dangerously seductive, and one by one, the people abandon themselves to the worship of desire, pure in its profanity.


Cheese board

Head up the stairs at the Joan Sutherland Theatre to enjoy the pop-up bar with an unbeatable view of the harbour, exclusive to ticket holders. The bar opens 90 minutes before evening performances. See the menu.


Conductor Andrea Molino
Director Kasper Holten
Revival Director Amy Lane
Assistant Director Matthew Barclay 
Set & Costume Designer Steffen Aarfing
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Video Designer Luke Halls
Choreographer Cathy Marston
Fight Coordinator Nigel Poulton
   
King Roger Michael Honeyman
Roxana Lorina Gore
Shepherd Saimir Pirgu
Edrisi James Egglestone
Deaconess Dominica Matthews
Archiereios Gennadi Dubinsky

Opera Australia Chorus

Opera Australia Orchestra

Children's Chorus: Gondwana Choirs


A co-production with the Royal Opera House and Dallas Opera.

Running time: approximately 2 hours, including one interval.


Sung in Polish with English surtitles.


Production Partner

Phillip Bacon Galleries


Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music program.

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 In association with

Sydney Festival

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