The colossal imagination of this pioneering writer/director/designer
has astonished audiences the world over. His hallucinatory imagery
provokes almost visceral responses, and, like music itself, manages to
be revelatory and ineffable. When the house lights return it’s like
waking from a powerful dream.
Conductor Rory Macdonald brings the production to life with Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra and a 36-member chorus alongside Adelaide’s own
Australian Dance Theatre. This production features the original
Aix-en-Provence cast of internationally acclaimed soloists – Sara
Mingardo (alto), Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor), Luca Tittoto (bass),
alongside Australia’s rising global star Siobhan Stagg (soprano).
Together, they create a deeply moving ritual of life and death,
extinction and possibility of rebirth.
Mozart raced the grim reaper to complete the incomparable Requiem
that he knew was to be his own. The music will take your breath away.
The searing images you will encounter, some universally recognisable,
some utterly unearthly, will reach deep into your unconscious. Profound,
primal and never to be forgotten.