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.
“★★★★½ – A highly entertaining evening” THE AGE
DATES AND TICKETS
FRI 27 MAR 7.30PM
SAT 28 MAR 1.30PM*
SAT 28 MAR 7.30PM*
TUE 31 MAR 6.30PM
WED 1 APR 7.30PM*
THU 2 APR 7.30PM
FRI 3 APR 7.30PM
SAT 4 APR 1.30PM*
SAT 4 APR 7.30PM*
Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Tickets from $39 – $84
*Complimentary pre-performance talks available.
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Single tickets on sale 2 December 2019.
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 and Costume Design Marg Horwell
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Lorelei A Dimity Shepherd
Lorelei B Ali McGregor
Lorelei C Antoinette Halloran
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Presented by Opera Queensland and Griffith University by arrangement with Victorian Opera. Sung in English. Approximately 1hour 15min with no interval. Please note this production contains coarse language and adult themes.
Lorelei costume designs by Marg Howell © Marg Horwell.
Production images by © Pia Johnson.