The Sydney Opera House will present Król Roger [King Roger] by Karol Symanowski from January 20 – February 15, 2017. This co-production with 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 as the Shepherd, Lorina Gore as Roxanna and Michael Honeyman as King Roger. Organized in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music program, the performances will be sung in Polish with English surtitles.
Szymanowski’s intoxicating, iridescent music is rarely heard on the opera stage, so don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear a 20th-century Polish masterpiece.
January 20 – February 15, 2017
King Roger in Sydney, Australia
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
480 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tickets & Info: opera.org.au