King Roger

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“A major artistic triumph”

- The Telegraph UK

King Roger

Opera Australia presents presents

King Roger

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



Conductor Andrea Molino
Director Kasper Holten
Revival Director Matthew Barclay
Set & Costume Designer Steffen Aarfing
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Video Designer Luke Halls
Choreographer Cathy Marston
Fight Choreographer Nigel Poulton

King Roger Michael Honeyman
Roxana Lorina Gore
Shepherd Arthur Espiritu
Edrisi James Egglestone
Deaconess Dominica Matthews
Archiereios Gennadi Dubinsky

Opera Australia Chorus
Orchestra Victoria


Evenings at 7:30pm
May 19, 23, 25

Matinée at 1pm
May 27

Duration: 2 hours (including one 20-minute interval)


State Theatre


Price range

Single Ticket Pricing

$65 - $272

Concession prices also available

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Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order

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Sung in Polish with English surtitles