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Requiem description

The world’s greatest directors can make classical texts shine like they were new. One goes further. Romeo Castellucci effectively gives birth to them again as contemporary masterworks.

The colossal imagination of this pioneering writer/director/designer has astonished audiences the world over. His hallucinatory imagery provokes almost visceral responses, and, like music itself, manages to be revelatory and ineffable. When the house lights return it’s like waking from a powerful dream.

This production features a cast of internationally acclaimed soloists - Sara Mingardo (alto), Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor), David Greco (bass), alongside Australia’s rising global star Siobhan Stagg (soprano). Together with a chorus of 36 and a cast of extraordinary performers, they create a deeply moving ritual of life and death, extinction and the possibility of rebirth.

Mozart raced the grim reaper to complete the incomparable Requiem that he knew was to be his own. The music will take your breath away. The searing images you will encounter, some universally recognisable, some utterly unearthly, will reach deep into your unconscious. Profound, primal and never to be forgotten.

A revelation

Financial Times

Sublime music made alive in pure theater

Opera Today

A splendid meditation on the beauty of the world and its disintegration

Le Figaro

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