Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Kafka’s grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect
  • Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
    Sydney • 26 - 29 September 2018
    NEW PRODUCTION
    Four performances only
    $79.00
    General Admission
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    Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse
    Melbourne • 25 - 27 October 2018
    NEW PRODUCTION
    Three performances only
    $79.00
    All tickets
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  • Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
    Sydney • 26 - 29 September 2018
    NEW PRODUCTION
    Four performances only
    $79.00
    General Admission
    Buy Now
  • Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse
    Melbourne • 25 - 27 October 2018
    NEW PRODUCTION
    Three performances only
    $79.00
    All tickets
    Buy Now

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About the event

Gregor is a broken man, exhausted by eternal work and an ungrateful family. Until one morning, he awakes, and is not a man at all.

Kafka’s grotesque tragedy of a man turned insect is an engrossing story. Music adds an edgy intensity: Metamorphosis as opera is riveting, shattering, morbidly fascinating theatre.

Brian Howard’s score is percussive, inventive and courageous. Twelve musicians and six singers ratchet up the horror and pathos of this work: a story of social alienation in a modern, inhuman world. Director Tama Matheson and designer Mark Thompson focus their creative talents on an unusual stage. This chamber opera will take place in the Opera Australia scenery workshop — that magical space where castles, tombs and salons rise from piles of plywood. This season, it becomes a performance space, where a talented cast perform this contemporary piece.

Simon Lobelson performs the demanding role of Gregor and Paul Fitzsimon conducts.