Theatre The Opera Centre , Surry Hills Until Saturday September 29 2018
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Enter Opera Australia's magical scenery workshop for this intimate performance of a Brian Howard's chamber opera

Kafka’s novella about Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day to find he has turned into a giant insect, is a popular source of inspiration: it’s been turned into a play by Steven Berkoff, a film, a ballet, a manga comic, a radio play and a suite of music by Philip Glass just to name a few iterations. Brian Howard’s chamber opera premiered in 1983 (with Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini as Gregor) and has now been dusted off in a new production directed by Brisbane Shakespeare Festival artistic director Tama Matheson and designer Mark Thompson. Set among the half-constructed sets of the Opera Australia scenery workshop in Surry Hills, baritone Simon Lobelson plays Gregor, under the baton of emerging conductor Paul Fitzsimon.

By: Polly Simons


Venue name: The Opera Centre
Address: 480 Elizabeth St
Surry Hills
Transport: Nearby stations: Central
Price: $79
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