A powerful tale where paganism and sensuality battle religion and restraint.
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 masterpiece.
This co-production with Royal Opera House was first performed in Covent Garden and “rapturously acclaimed” by critics who described Kasper Holten’s arresting staging as a “major artistic triumph” (The Telegraph).
"“This is an intelligent, eye-popping staging of a lesser masterpiece of the 1920s, served up to Sydneysiders in a musically sumptuous co-production with London’s Royal Opera House and supported by the Sydney Festival” – Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine
Philip Bacon Galleries is the Production Partner for King Roger
Co-production with the Royal Opera House and Dallas Opera
Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music program