Plenty of exciting shows and musicals are coming to Sydney this summer breathing fresh life into the theatre industry. But perhaps the most awaited of them all is the extravagant waterfront production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
The stacked line-up includes a number of incredibly talented Australian artists. Of the main leads — Melbourne-born Joshua Robson will star as The Phantom, Brisbane performer Georgina Hopson will take the stage as Christine and acclaimed West End and Broadway musical theatre performer Callum Francis will star as Raoul Vicomte de Chagny.
In addition to the main leads, acclaimed Australian performer Maree Johnson will reprise the role of Madame Giry along with Naomi Johns who will take on the role of Carlotta.
They will be joined by classical artists Paul Tabone playing Piangi, Michael Cormick playing Firmin, with Martin Crewes as Andre and Kelsi Boyden as Meg Giry.
Get hyped for this iconic experience and check out the trailer here:
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre enthusiasts will remember La Traviata by Handa Opera last year. Performed under the stars and under a 3.5 tonne, nine-metre high chandelier fitted with 10,000 crystals — this was a night to remember.
And if history is anything to go by, the production for The Phantom of the Opera — one of the most coveted and long-standing musicals of all time, will be as dazzling as they come.
Picture a floating stage, Sydney’s iconic harbour, a glittering city skyline and views for days along with stunning fireworks and pop-up bars and restaurants tying it all together. This reimagining of the classic tale is primed to not just a first for Sydney but also an exclusive world premiere.
Director Simon Philips (Ladies in Black, Priscilla: The Musical) and famed set designer Gabriela Tylesova – will be at the helm of this exciting new production.
Tickets are now on sale and you can get them here.
Please note, the Phantom of the Opera by Opera Australia is a separate production and is also set to hit the stage later this year. Find more details here.