Mahler's Klagende Lied
Simone Young’s Visions of Vienna

Mahler's Klagende Lied
Simone Young’s Visions of Vienna

Simone Young and company close the 2019 season in legendary style.

The charismatic Simone Young is one of Australia’s finest musical exports, at home in opera theatres and concert halls. Her gift for shaping musical narratives and mustering huge forces are valuable assets in Gustav Mahler’s dark and theatrical fairy tale.

Enchanted horns usher into dark forests where two brothers vie for the queen’s hand, with dire consequences… Inspired by stories from the Brothers Grimm, Das klagende Lied (The Sorrowful Song) calls for singers, choir and two orchestras (one of them off-stage). It is Mahler’s astonishingly assured opus one, a preview of his epic, kaleidoscopic symphonies. Like those, it bursts with the magic and mystery of nature, and the joys and fears of childhood.


Simone Young's Visions of Vienna is supported by the Robert and Ruth Magid Artistic Leadership Fund.

Sponsored By

  • Austrian National Tourism Office’s
  • Abercrombie and Kent
Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Andreas Brantelid performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto

18-21 Sep

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
Holst's Planets

Holst's Planets

25-28 Sep

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
The Soldier’s Tale

The Soldier’s Tale

27-29 Sep

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

10-12 Oct

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

13-13 Oct

Sydney Opera House

Book Now