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Pinchgut Opera presents Platée by Rameau

Pinchgut Opera presents Platée by Rameau
When

Wednesday 1 December from 7pm to 10pm Thursday 2 December from 7pm to 10pm Saturday 4 December from 2pm to 5pm Sunday 5 December from 5pm to 8pm Wednesday 8 December from 7pm to 10pm

Cost

Starting from: $55 - $215

Celebrated Australian director Neil Armfield makes his Pinchgut debut in a deliciously twisted comedy by one of the greatest French baroque composers.

Rameau clearly enjoyed himself composing this one-of-a-kind comédie lyrique, for the marriage of the Dauphin Louis XV to the Princess Maria Teresa of Spain – reputedly a woman of very little beauty – telling the story of the irresistibly ugly marsh nymph Platée being tricked into believing that Jupiter is in love and wants to marry her.

Rameau takes aim at the very nature of French opera itself, turning tradition on its head with music of exceptional brilliance and wit, and sweeping away the studied elegance of set-piece ballets with ravishing melodies and striking shifts of mood and colour. Prepare to be utterly enchanted!

Covid-safe information

The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is our priority. Please read the important information below regarding your visit and take the time to read our current COVID Safe measures, noting that we regularly update our processes based on the latest government advice.

Safety conditions may change prior to your attendance.

Please be aware that when you come to the show, you will be seated according to the State Government Public Health orders prevailing at the date of the performance, not at the time of buying your ticket.

 Audience Capacity

Permitted audience capacities vary. For the remainder of 2021 we anticipate they will be 75% but this may change at short notice.

It is likely that audience groups will not be physically distanced from each other.

Masks are mandatory at all times whilst indoors, except when eating or drinking.

Pinchgut Opera, working with our two performance venues, will continue to act in strict compliance with directions from State Government Health Departments. If you are uncomfortable with these capacities, contact the box office to discuss your options. Our busiest performances are on the weekend, so if possible, you may consider purchasing tickets to weekday performances.

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