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Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff


Palais Theatre, St Kilda
30 Jun 2021 - 2 Jul 2021

Due to the delayed easing of restrictions, caused by Melbourne’s most recent lockdowns, Victorian Opera has regretfully cancelled the performance on Tuesday 29 June. All other performances will proceed as scheduled.

An alluring operatic cabaret for a woke world.

Dressed to impress, the Lorelei are poised on their rock. Their songs are so beguiling that they cause ships to crash. But today our Lorelei are having a crisis of conscience. Must they keep doing things the way they always have?

The three fashionista sirens who seduced Melbourne in 2018 return to sing sailors to their doom once again. Questioning patriarchal norms and the stories we’re used to telling, it’s the show that redefined modern opera.

A Green Room Award-winning work created by some of Australia’s most ingenious musical minds and performed by a trio of divas to die for.

Don’t miss the boat, these modern sirens sang to packed houses last time. Simply irresistible.

This production features coarse language. Suitable for mature audiences, ages 15+.




Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.30 pm - performance cancelled*
Wednesday 30 June 2021, 7.30 pm
Thursday 1 July 2021, 7.30 pm
Friday 2 July 2021, 7.30 pm

1 h 15, no interval

Sung in English with surtitles

As per government guidelines masks must be carried with you at all times. Masks must be worn indoors, including during a performance. Masks must also be worn outdoors where you cannot safely distance from other patrons. Read more about our venues' COVIDSafe procedures.

* What happens to your tickets for Tuesday 29 June?

  • Subscribers this performance will be contacted regarding the options regarding their booking. Subscribers can request to exchange to another date, refund the ticket order order or donate the cost of the tickets to Victorian Opera via Arts Centre Melbourne. 
  • Single ticket buyers with bookings for Tuesday 29 June will be automatically refunded to the original method of payment via Ticketmaster. A new booking for an available date can be made via the button below. With strictly capped capacities, audiences are encouraged to be quick to rebook.

For any urgent concerns or questions, please contact us via email. We appreciate your patience with this process.

Group Bookings

Group Bookings of 10+ are currently available. If your booking is for a school or a group larger than 50+ please email Ticketmaster group bookings at or fill out the form here. Available performance for Group Bookings are 17 August to 21 August. 

Group Bookings $55-$72 (A-reserve and B-reserve only) Schools Bookings $25.00 with 1 free teacher (minimum group 10+)

Creatives & Cast

Music Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff
Lyrics Casey Bennetto and Gillian Cosgriff
Orchestration Julian Langdon
Concept Ali McGregor
Musical Director Phoebe Briggs
Director and Dramaturg Sarah Giles
Set and Costume Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Sound Designer Jim Atkins
Orchestra Victorian Opera Chamber Ensemble


Lorelei A Dimity Shepherd
Lorelei B Ali McGregor
Lorelei C Antoinette Halloran

Victorian Opera's Lorelei. Photo credit: Pia Johnson and Jade Ferguson


“★★★★½ A highly entertaining evening with a social message”

“★★★★ From music and lyrics to set and costumes, it’s an engaging package whose appeal goes well beyond the usual opera crowd”

Book Tickets

Single Tickets $39-$100

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $100 $85 $65 $55 $39
Concession $90 $75 $55 $45 $39
Senior $95 $80 $60 $50 $39
30 Years & Under N/A N/A $30 $30 $30
Arts Access N/A N/A $30 $30 $30
Group (6+) $90 $75 $55 $45 $39
Group (10+) N/A $72 $55 N/A N/A

To book a Group of 10+, please visit the Ticketmaster Groups page. To purchase a School booking or a Group of 50+, email or click here.

In-theatre tickets will go on sale according to current Victorian COVIDSafe guidelines. Changes to restrictions may result in changes to seating configurations in our venues. Should this happen, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests to change seating.

Single ticket fees and charges via Ticketmaster: A Handling Fee from $6.95 per transaction applies. All Single Tickets via Ticketmaster are Mobile delivery only. For more information please see the Ticketmaster website.

Subscriptions closed Wednesday 24 February. For changes to Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm).

Concession prices include Pension and Health Care Card holders, full-time Students and MEAA Members. Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. A booking fee may apply. Price reserve maps for this production can be found on our Venue Information page. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here.

We strongly advise that tickets only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For Lorelei these may include Arts Centre Melbourne, Ticketmaster, Tix, TakeYourSeats and Halftix. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.