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Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff


Palais Theatre, St Kilda
29 Jun 2021 - 2 Jul 2021

An alluring operatic cabaret for a woke world.

Dressed to impress, the Lorelei are poised on their rock. Their songs are so beguiling that they cause ships to crash. But today our Lorelei are having a crisis of conscience. Must they keep doing things the way they always have?

The three fashionista sirens who seduced Melbourne in 2018 return to sing sailors to their doom once again. Questioning patriarchal norms and the stories we’re used to telling, it’s the show that redefined modern opera.

A Green Room Award-winning work created by some of Australia’s most ingenious musical minds and performed by a trio of divas to die for.

Don’t miss the boat, these modern sirens sung to packed houses last time. Simply irresistible.



Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 7.30 pm
Thursday 1 July 2021, 7.30 pm
Friday 2 July 2021, 7.30 pm

1 h 15, no interval

Sung in English with surtitles

Lorelei goes on sale in Quarter 2

Subscriptions will be available from Thursday 11 February to Wednesday 24 February. Single tickets on sale from Thursday 25 February.

Subscription Tickets $35-$80
Single Tickets $39-$100

2021 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, Arts Access Victoria. Companion Card ticketing available.

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Creatives & Cast

Music Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff
Lyrics Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff
Orchestration Julian Langdon
Concept Ali McGregor
Musical Director Phoebe Briggs
Director and Dramaturg Sarah Giles
Set and Costume Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Orchestra Victorian Opera Chamber Ensemble


Lorelei A Dimity Shepherd
Lorelei B Ali McGregor
Lorelei C Antoinette Halloran


Victorian Opera's 2018 production of Lorelei


“★★★★½ A highly entertaining evening with a social message”

“★★★★ From music and lyrics to set and costumes, it’s an engaging package whose appeal goes well beyond the usual opera crowd”