Lohengrin (audio described)


Date 28 May 2022

Time 12:30 PM


Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre, box office

Address 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, , VIC

Phone 1300 182 183



Audio Described Saturday 28 May at 12.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne – State Theatre

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Box Office: 1300 182 183

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Conductor: Renato Palumbo
Director: Elijah Moshjinsky
Cast includes: Stacey Alleaume, Ho-Yoon Chung, José Carbó, Celeste Haworth, Iain Henderson, Alexander Sefton, Andrew Moran, Richard Anderson and Danita Weatherstone. Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes including two interval

In a romance of mythical proportions, our Knight of the Swan rescues his damsel asking only one thing in return...

Elsa stands accused of a horrible crime. She prays for a champion, and a noble knight appears. But his help comes with a condition: she must never ask his name. Does true love demand blind faith? 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”. Tahu Matheson conducts a stunning cast. Emily Magee is Elsa, while Elena Gabouri sings the conniving Ortrud. Marco Vratogna performs as the deceived Telramund, and Roberto Aronica is 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.