If you want to give your family something special on your trip to Sydney this fall, consider attending a performance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s La Traviata, which was called the ‘world-wide #1 opera event of 2012′ by The Guardian.
What is all the hype about? Several aspects of this production stand apart from the crowd and make it very special. First, there is the talented team behind the production. Renowned United States director Francesca Zambello leads an all-star cast that includes Australian opera stars Emma Matthews and Rachelle Durkin, both sopranos, in the role of Violetta. World-famous Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova and Korean tenor Ji-Min Park star as Alfredo.
The other aspect that really sets Handa Opera’s La Traviata apart is the set design. The set features an enormous chesterfield and a gigantically proportioned Swarovski crystal chandelier that literally rises and falls during the play. What’s more, the stage itself is a wonder of set design, because it literally floats atop Sydney Harbour. This offers the nearly three thousand spectators breathtaking views of the Harbour and downtown Sydney. Another innovation is that Opera has a New Home in Sydney!!
The production runs from March 24 for three weeks. Tickets start at $85, so there should be plenty of budgeting options for you and your family.