January 11, 12, 14, 15 at 8pm
Duration 80 minutes
Premium $195
A Reserve $168/$150
B Reserve $150/$140
C Reserve $99
Transaction fees apply
Access Audio Described Access Wheelchair 
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A show by Ludger Engels
Couture by Vivienne Westwood
Music by George Frideric Handel

Take a walk on the wild side as high heels, billowing gowns and Handel collide in spectacular fashion. Vivienne Westwood's outrageous costumes find a dramatic outlet in this bold take on Handel's Semele. The heroine is the prototype of 20th century punk. Her descent into madness is brought to life on a gleaming white runway adorned with pouting models in gold boots, silk crinolines and extravagant earrings. 

Jupiter appears in sequinned kilt and diamond-studded socks as befitting the King of the Gods. The music is vibrant, varied and wild. Outstanding Berlin ensemble Kaleidoskop joins forces with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for a truly magical transformation of the rarely performed opera.

Latecomers will not be permitted.

‘Decorative, hallucinogenic and bold.’ Financial Times

Tactile Tour and Audio Description
 for people with vision impairment 
Tactile tour and audio description of the set and costumes with synopsis of the production (performance not described): January 15 at 6pm, prior to the 8pm performance. To book, please call 02 8248 6500.

Musical Arrangements: Michael Rauter & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Photo: Monika Ritterhaus 

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop will also be performing at the City Recital Hall Angel Place. For event details, click here.

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