Arts for All Appeal

Performance dates & times

Saturday 14 May
6:00 PM
Tuesday 17 May
6:00 PM
Saturday 21 May
12:30 PM
Tuesday 24 May
6:00 PM

Running Time Approximately 4 hours 20 minutes (including two intervals).

Price range

$149.00 – $799.00
$149.00 – $719.00
$149.00 – $719.00
$149.00 – $719.00
Groups 8+
$149.00 – $679.00

Dynamic pricing applies to this event. Ticket prices may be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand and without notice.

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”.

Marco Vratogna performs as the deceived Telramund, and international superstar Jonas Kaufmann is the noble Lohengrin.

Tahu Matheson conducts a stunning cast. Emily Magee is Elsa, while Elena Gabouri sings the conniving Ortrud.

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).


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Emily Magee
Elena Gabouri
Jonas Kaufmann
Simon Meadows
Daniel Sumegi
Warwick Fyfe
First Noble
Dean Bassett
Second Noble
Tomas Dalton
Third Noble
Nathan Lay
Fourth Noble
Ryan Sharp
Opera Australia Chorus, Orchestra Victoria


Tahu Matheson
Olivier Py
Set & Costume Designer
Pierre-André Weitz
Lighting Designer
Bertrand Killy
Production Partner: Henkell Brothers

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