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Events

16. May 2020
23. May 2020
May
16.-23.
2020
Arts Centre, Melbourne Australia
Olivier Py's Lohengrin opens in Melbourne
Lohengrin is a fantastical romance. It’s filled with shimmering string passages and angelic choruses, including the famous Bridal March. Wagner described his music as “streams of gold, ravishing the senses of the beholder.”

Johannes Fritzsch conducts a stunning cast. Jennifer Davis is Elsa, while Elena Gabouri sings the conniving Ortrud. Alexander Krasnov performs as Telramund, and David Butt Philip makes his Australian debut as the noble Lohengrin.

Director Olivier Py sets this battle between good and evil in the ruins of Berlin in the aftermath of World War II. A monumental revolving tiered set depicts a decaying theatre, where emblems of German Romanticism gather dust.

The result is a “thoughtful and audacious piece of theatre.” — Opera Traveller

CONDUCTOR  Johannes Fritzsch
DIRECTOR  Olivier Py
REVIVAL DIRECTOR  Daniel Izzo
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  Tabatha McFadyen
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER  Pierre-André Weitz
LIGHTING DESIGNER  Bertrand Killy   

LOHENGRIN David Butt Philip
ELSA  Jennifer Davis
ORTRUD  Elena Gabouri
TELRAMUND  Alexander Krasnov
HEINRICH  Daniel Sumegi
HERALD  Warwick Fyfe
 FIRST NOBLE Dean Bassett
SECOND NOBLE Tomas Dalton
THIRD NOBLE Alexander Hargreaves
FOURTH NOBLE Ryan Sharp

Further information and tickets here