Kip Williams’ production of AN INDEX OF METALS recieves glowing reviews

Kip Williams’ production of AN INDEX OF METALS premiered at Carriageworks last week and received glowing reviews.

Clive Padget from Limelight Magazine gave the opera 4 stars and commented that “without Williams’ contribution, I would have said that AN INDEX OF METALS is hardly essential viewing – you might as well stay in and catch it on YouTube. However, through smart thinking and a healthy desire to think outside of Romitelli’s box, Sydney Chamber Opera and Ensemble Offspring have produced something that is more than the sum of its parts and well worth the experience.”

SMH‘s Peter McCallum gave AN INDEX OF METALS 5 stars, and noted that “director Kip Williams has used the music as a narrative scenario, from which non-specific stage action is generated to amplify the music’s assertive attitude and mould a compelling sense of direction.”

The review of the production by The Australian has similarly applauded Kip’s direction, and his “deeply perceptive image of silent, multiplied visions of the woman’s lover.”

It had a short four night season from 16-19 November. 
Photography: Samuel Hodge