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Friday 12 October 2012 at 8:00pm


Hamer Hall
Arts Centre, St. Kilda Rd., Melbourne, 3000, Australia


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In January this year, New York’s Museum of Modern Art collaborated with Antony, a 44-piece orchestra, light artist Chris Levine and set designer Carl Robertshaw to create Swanlights – a majestic, orchestral synthesis of luminous imagery, monumental stage design and pure aural beauty that took over the illustrious Radio City Music Hall for one unforgettable night. It was intended as a one-off work of art, never to be seen again – but now Melbourne Festival is proud to present a second showing of Swanlights.

A concert like no other, Swanlights is a soaring hymn of love and loss, a reverie of nature, a celebration of the feminine and ode to our ephemeral place in the world – and, above all, an inspiring showcase for Antony’s distinctive and captivating voice. Standing alone on stage, surrounded by glacial, crystalline structures, resplendent in flickering lasers and dancing holograms, and backed by a full orchestra, Antony channels the eye of a transcendental storm. Swanlights is a show that revels in its awe inspiring scale.

Ghostly and singular, Swanlights is sure to be one of the most memorable music events of the year.

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'Cries from the heart, crashing like waves. Antony poured out his uncanny voice, steeped in melancholy and awe. I’ve never heard a Radio City audience keep so silent.’ – New York Times (USA)

‘An enraptured audience stood applauding and whistling for five full minutes, without a curtain call or encore.’ – Art in America (USA)

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