Robert Lepage opera announced for Adelaide Festival 2024

Stravinsky’s ‘The Nightingale and Other Fables’ has been programmed by Artistic Director Ruth Mackenzie CBE next year, with more tentpole operas to come.

Adelaide Festival has announced its centrepiece presentation for 2024: Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Nightingale and Other Fables, directed by acclaimed Canadian director Robert Lepage.

The announcement maintains the tradition – reestablished by former co-Artistic Directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield AO, whose tenure began with Barrie Kosky’s Saul in 2017 – of placing major operatic projects at the heart of the Festival.

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