Lorelei Opera at QPAC
Lorelei, a new Australia opera, will be performed at QPAC in March. In German lore, the Lorelei is a siren of distracting beauty who sits atop the rocks at the edge of the River Rhine, singing sailors to their doom. As human her lover was faithless, in despair she threw herself into the river where she was transformed into a siren whose voice pulled men under her spell and onto the rocks. In this re-imagining of the Lorelei legend, the creators have taken a mythical story and turned it on its head. Are the Lorelei growing tired of singing sailors to their deaths? Can they help being so irresistible? Ali McGregor, Antoinette Halloran and Dimity Shepherd take you on a tantalising journey combining cabaret, burlesque and opera.