LOHENGRIN

Following the huge critical and public success of 2016's “Tannhauser”, Melbourne Opera is excited to present Richard Wagner's magnificent Romantic opera “Lohengrin” at the beautiful Regent Theatre.

 

After his outstanding performance as Tannhauser, international Wagnerian tenor Marius Vlad returns to star as Lohengrin, the mysterious Knight of the Grail.

 

Melbourne born dramatic soprano Helena Dix, currently appearing at the Met, makes her Melbourne debut as Elsa von Brabant, and is joined by Sarah Sweeting as the evil Ortrud . Icelandic heldenbaritone Hrolfur Saemundsson makes his Australian debut as Telramund.

 

The 60 strong Melbourne Opera Chorus and 70 piece Melbourne Opera Orchestra are conducted by David Kram and Greg Hocking. The new production is directed by Suzanne Chaundy, whose production of “Tannhauser" was such a success.

 

“Lohengrin" contains some of Wagner’s most famous arias and stirring ensembles, including the famous Wedding Chorus, Overture and Prelude to Act 3, and Lohengrin’s moving In fernem land and Mein lieber Schwann. The opera will be sung in German with English subtitles.

 

 

CAST

Lohengrin

 

Elsa

 

Friedrich

 

Ortrud

 

Heinrich

 

Heerufer

 

Branbantisch Elders Jason Wasley

Paul Biencourt

Matt Thomas

Alex Pokryshevsky

Gottfried Dashiel Agar

CHORUS

James Ash

Ariel Chou

Ian Cook

Fiona Craig

Paul Dernelly

Andrew Dickinson

Dick Dowling

Sue Halls

Peter Hanway

Mark Henderson

Angela Hennel

Lavinia Ionescu

Robyn-Jane Lacey

Maree Macmillan

Marius Vlad

 

Helena Dix

 

Hrólfur Sæmundsson

 

Sarah Sweeting

 

Eddie Muliaumaseali'i

 

Philip Calcagno

 

Jason Wasley

Paul Biencourt

Matt Thomas

Alex Pokryshevsky

Bernie Nolan

Debra O’Connor

Alexandra Oke

George Opritescu

John Overberg

Sue Robertson Roland

Seidl

Zoe Taylor

Norma Tovey

Robert Van Keulen

Richard Wilson

Cecily Woodberry

David Woodberry