Watching his wife dance under the stranger's spell, King Roger struggles with his own passions - choosing between the sacred love he knows and the sensuous, glittering realm of hedonism the shepherd preaches.
Szymanowski's intoxicating, incandescent music is rarely heard on the operatic stage, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a 20th Century Polish masterpiece.
This co-production between Opera Australia and the Royal Opera House was first performed in Covent Garden and was "rapturously acclaimed" by critics who described Kasper Holten's arresting staging as a "major artistic triumph" (The Telegraph, UK).
Andrea Molino conducts a cast led by Saimir Pirgu, Lorina Gore and Michael Honeyman.
Note: Sung in Polish with English surtitles.
Photo: Bill Cooper
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