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You’re on a boat sailing down Germany’s Rhine River towards a particularly tricky bend. There’s no turning back as jagged rocks and merciless cliffs come into view… and yet, above the sound of torrid water and scrambling men, a song so pure calls through the fog.
Legend has it that three sirens – the Lorelei – sit atop the cliffs enchanting sailors with their deadly songs. The Lorelei take no prisoners as the sailors lose focus… and ultimately their lives on the rocks below.
But you’ve caught the Lorelei on an odd day. Because today they’re wondering if they’re sick of singing sailors to their deaths. Do they all really deserve to die? Can the Lorelei help being so irresistible?
Ali McGregor, Dimity Shepherd and Antoinette Halloran await you for a seductive encounter where myth meets modern woman.
Presented by Opera Queensland and Griffith University by arrangement with Victorian Opera.
CREATIVE TEAM Music JULIAN LANGDON, CASEY BENNETTO and GILLIAN COSGRIFF Lyrics CASEY BENNETTO and GILLIAN COSGRIFF Orchestration JULIAN LANGDON Concept by ALI MCGREGOR Musical Director PHOEBE BRIGGS Director SARAH GILES Set & Costume Designer MARG HORWELL Lighting Designer PAUL JACKSON
CAST Lorelei A DIMITY SHEPHERD Lorelei B ALI MCGREGOR Lorelei C ANTOINETTE HALLORAN Queensland Symphony Orchestra
“★★★★½ - A highly entertaining evening”THE AGE
Sung in English. Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval. Complimentary pre-performance talks will be available for performances on Saturday 28 March, Wednesday 1 April and Saturday 4 April. Please note this production contains coarse language and adult themes.
Single Tickets $49 - $99
Friday to Sunday
Monday to Thursday
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Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes no interval(subject to change without notice)
Auslan interpreted performance of Lorelei – 4 April 2020 at 1:30pm.