Cult Italian composer Fausto Romitelli described his final work An Index of Metals as an ‘electric poem’ that explodes the possibilities of the art form. Director Kip Williams and soprano Jane Sheldon meet Romitelli’s challenge in this fiercely contemporary Australian premiere. Presented by Carriageworks, Sydney Chamber Opera and Ensemble Offspring.

Sydney Chamber Opera & Ensemble Offspring, An Index of Metals, 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney. Image: Zan Wimberley