The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Orches­tra un­der con­duc­tor Pin­chas Steinberg. This tran­scen­dent mu­si­cal jour­ney is drawn from the Arthurian leg­ends of holy relics, en­chanted maid­ens and faith­ful knights. Sung in Ger­man with English sur­titles. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Tick­ets: $99-$335. Book­ings: (02) 9318 8200. Au­gust 9-14. Du­ra­tion: 5hr 30min, in­clud­ing two 30min in­ter­vals. Swan Lake/Loch na hEala The con­ven­tions of Swan Lake are turned on their heads in the dark, genre-de­fy­ing adap­ta­tion of one of the world’s most fa­mous bal­lets. Ir­ish-Nordic folk mu­sic re­places Tchaikovsky’s score, with con­tem­po­rary dance and tra­di­tional folk­lore set­ting this pro­duc­tion deep in the Ir­ish mid­lands. Loch na hEala fol­lows the plights of four sis­ters, cursed to take the form of birds in or­der to pre­vent the ex­po­sure of a heinous crime they wit­ness. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Tick­ets: $35-$69.90. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Au­gust 30-Septem­ber 2. The

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