Love, hope, and religion fall to nothing under the evolution of its fate, and all the characters are swallowed up in merciless annihilation. The logic of destiny brings us ultimately to destruction, and the doom we have been aware of from the opera’s inception crashes down on us at last and swallows the whole drama up in the deep darkness of cosmic injustice.
The new production overwhelms with its lurid sets, elaborate costumes, and a clever directorial concept, but this is only a beautiful shell. What achieves emotive connection with the audience is the precious pearl of inspired and well-crafted music
The State Opera Chorus dressed and made up as the living dead sang their hearts out, and under Maestro Andrea Licata's direction the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra played superbly
State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra