Ghost Sonata

Ghost Sonata

Nothing is as it seems
  • Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
    Sydney • 11 Sep - 14 Sep
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Under 30 tickets also available
    $89.00*
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    Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse
    Melbourne • 25 Sep - 28 Sep
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Under 30 tickets also available
    $89.00*
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    via Opera Australia
  • Opera Australia Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
    Sydney • 11 Sep - 14 Sep
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Under 30 tickets also available
    $89.00*
    All tickets
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
  • Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse
    Melbourne • 25 Sep - 28 Sep
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Under 30 tickets also available
    $89.00*
    All tickets
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Our crimes bind us, our secrets, our guilt. We have tried to break away… But we always come back. At the Ghost’s Supper, no one can conceal their ugliness. Inside or outside, it dwells in us all.

Come into the unsettling world of Strindberg’s Ghost Sonata, where nothing is as it seems. Bewitched by a woman’s beauty and drawn into a stranger’s sinister plans, a student enters a handsome house. In that wretched place, food is poison. The dead are alive. Paradise proves rotten inside. Aribert Reimann’s 1984 opera is a haunting and evocative chamber work, exploring Strindberg’s moody text with complex rhythms and other-worldly tones.