Pinchgut Opera's Platée by Rameau at City Recital Hall

Wed 1st December, 2021 – Wed 8th December, 2021
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place, Sydney
Price: $55 – $215
Australian director Neil Armfield takes the director's chair with the opera company for the first time, with a modern reimagining of the comic fantasy opera.

French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Platée first premiered in 1745, but Pinchgut Opera is bringing it into the modern day.

The production follows Platée, a hideous marsh nymph who's fooled into thinking that Jupiter, the king of the Roman gods, is in love with her. Comedic (and witty) hijinks ensue, with performances by an all-Australian cast, the company's resident chorus Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

Celebrated director Neil Armfield – co-founder of Sydney's Belvoir Theatre and joint artistic director of Adelaide Festival – makes his debut in the Pinchgut director's chair. The production will be a cornerstone of the opera company's 20th anniversary celebrations.

More information here.