16–17 JANUARY The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve $25 + BF
RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem
RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem
16–17 JANUARY The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve $25 + BF
16–17 JANUARY
RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem
$25 + BF

The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve is an all-weather venue and Sydney Festival is committed to going ahead with performances come rain or shine. Please come prepared. Venue seatmap -->

PAUL CAPSIS AND iOTA WORLD PREMIERE

Multi-award-winning vocalists and performers Paul Capsis (Threepenny Opera, Angela's Kitchen, Cabaret) and iOTA (Smoke and Mirrors, Graeme Murphy's Berlin, Hedwig) unleash an intimate and powerful contemporary song cycle for the end-times, spanning themes of ecstasy and desire, exorcism and repression, love and murder.  

Join the prolific gods of cabaret and glam rock in a concert version of upcoming new musical RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstacy, Murder and Mayhem, featuring new songs and reimagined classics by Megan Washington, Deb Conway and Willy Zygier, Blondie and The Kinks. 

Moving from exquisite string quartet to ’70s love ballads, come prepared for songs and text that swing from ancient to blaspheme, from evangelical love-fest to demented exorcisms of the soul. 

Conceived and directed by Michael Kantor, with a live performance by musical director and guitarist Jethro Woodward and a video dreamscape created by video artist Nick Roux, and set and costume design by Anna Cordingley, this is an unmissable musical journey from two of our most gifted interpreters of song. 

Runtime: 80 mins

Venue
Performance Times

Sat 16 Jan at 8.30pm
Sun 17 Jan at 8.30pm

Ticketing and Pricing
  • General Admission Full Price – $25
    General Admission Concession – $22
    + booking fee 

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
The only entrance to The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve is via The Cutaway. Care Park operate a car park beneath the Reserve, accessed via Towns Place, which provides eight accessible parking spaces on level B1. A lift from this car park opens to the entrance to The Headland. 

Cast and Credits

Conceived by & Director Michael Kantor
Musical Director & Live Musician Jethro Woodward
Executive Producer Kate Ben-Tovim
Set & Costume Designer Anna Cordingley
Video Designer Nick Roux
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Text & Dramaturgy Tom Wright
String Arranger Jennifer Thomas

Performers
Paul Capsis
iOTA

Producer Laura Hale
Production Manager Amy Watts

Photo: David Boon

Government Partners
Create NSW Barangaroo Destination NSW
PARTNERS
Alpha Box & Dice

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