Australian Premiere

Music by Fausto Romitelli
Text by Kenka Lekovich

Video by Paolo Pachini & Leonardo Romoli
In association with Ensemble Offspring’

Immerse yourself in a furnace of the senses. This is how cult Italian composer Fausto Romitelli described his final work An Index of Metals, an ‘electric poem’ that explodes the possibilities of the art form.

New music innovators Ensemble Offspring join forces with SCO to tackle a work inspired by everything from ancient initiation rites to rave parties. Director Kip Williams (STC’s Macbeth, SCO’s The Lighthouse) meets Romitelli’s challenge with his own bold aesthetic. Virtuoso soprano Jane Sheldon, last seen in the shattering Exil, returns to the stage to perform this fiercely modern Australian premiere.

NOTE: This performance contains nudity. It is not recommended for patrons under 16 years of age.

Jack Symonds

Kip Williams

Set & Costume Design
Elizabeth Gadsby

Sound Design
Bob Scott

Lighting Design
Ross Graham

Assistant Lighting Design
Alexander Berlage

Jane Sheldon

Tom Burt
Christian Charisiou
Kevin Clayette
Blake Feltis
Richard Hilliar
Tom Mittelheuser

Ensemble Offspring

Veronique Serret
James Wannan
Tyler J. Borden
Lamorna Nightingale
Ben Opie
Aviva Endean
Tristram Williams
Nigel Crocker
Joe Manton
Cat Hope
Zubin Kanga
Damien Ricketson

These performances of An Index of Metals by Fausto Romitelli are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Casa Ricordi of Italy



Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh


55 minutes

Press Reviews

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“more than the sum of its parts and well worth the experience.”
The Australian
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“A thrilling and visionary work”
The Sydney Morning Herald
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“This is audacious, arresting and original work of the sort we have come to expect from these artists even as they retain the capacity to surprise”

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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. We honour their elders both past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.