Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2021

Pinchgut Opera today announced its 2021 season, a return to the stage and an ambitious program that builds on its already enviable reputation for originality and rediscovery. With company directorial debuts from Mitchell Butel and Neil Armfield, substantial new productions of works by Rameau and Cavalli, and a concert performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers, Pinchgut subscribers should be in for a treat.

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“In acknowledgement of times past, present and future, we pay homage to the fragility of the human condition, but we also celebrate the rejuvenating pleasures of joy, love and happiness,” says Artistic Director Erin Helyard highlighting the mix of thoughtful and enlightening self-reflection with parody and satire.

Of the two operas – one French, one Italian – Rameau’s wild and witty Platéeis generally recognised as one of the composer’s most innovative and entertaining. His first attempt at...