Opera Australia - Krol Roger Reviews
15 September 2019
Gennadi Dubinsky (Archiereios), Michael Honeyman (King Roger), Dominica Matthews (Deaconess)
Dominica Matthews (Deaconess), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Gennadi Dubinsky (Archiereios), Lorina Gore (Roxana), Chorus
Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Chorus
Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Lorina Gore (Roxana), Chorus
Michael Honeyman (King Roger), Lorina Gore (Roxana), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd)

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Krol Roger

Opera Australia


No. of reviews: 7

Congratulations OA for bringing this wonderful work to Sydney audiences!
24 Jan 17 / Alt Media
Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney
24 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Opera Australia’s King Roger takes you (quite literally) inside the conflicted mind of the King
23 Jan 17 / The AU Review
Szymanowski’s King Roger ushers audiences inside monarch’s head
23 Jan 17 / The Australian (via Google)
Rich, strange and seductive
23 Jan 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Presented with stunning imagery, King Roger is powerful and thought provoking
22 Jan 17 / Broadway World
Szymanowski rarity marries spectacular staging with an intense erotic charge
22 Jan 17 / Limelight
King Roger turns a decent profit for Opera Australia
Szymanowski's magnum opus was seen by many as a box office risk, but ended up exceeding its budget.
Opera Australia stages King Roger, its first opera in Polish
To be an opera star, it helps to be a natural linguist as well as an exceptional singer.
King Roger is like "Turandot and Tristan at the same time"
Saimir Pirgu discusses the challenges and excitement of taking on the Shepherd in Szymanowski's operatic masterpiece.
Production details
Cast
Honeyman, Gore, Eggleston, Pirgu, Dubinsky, Matthews
(c) Molino (d) Holten
Performance dates
20, 28, 31 January, 2, 4, 8, 11(m), 15 February 2017
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