It’s the year of the Phantom.
Post-lockdown life is increasingly looking to be an exciting time for Sydneysiders. With the hospitality industry ready to open its doors, international travel set to resume and live theatre coming back in all its wonderful glory, looks like we’re in for a great summer. Following news of Hamilton’s big return, Opera Australia has today announced a brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera. Icing on the cake — the production will take place on the Sydney Harbour. This will be one of two exciting productions by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and will run for a month after its premier on March 25, 2022.
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 earlier this 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 famous and longstanding musicals of all time, will be as dazzling as it gets.
Picture a floating stage, Sydney’s iconic harbour, a glittering city skyline and 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 not yet on sale but you can get priority access before they go on sale for the general public by signing up for the waitlist here.
Also note, the highly-anticipated Phantom of the Opera by Opera Australia is a separate production and has been postponed to next year.
A production of Bizet’s Carmen is also coming to Sydney later in November on Cockatoo Island.