Nine years after its Sydney debut, ‘La Traviata’ returns to Mrs Macquaries Point.
Giuseppi Verdi’s famed opera was meant to be performed back in March 2020. But, we all know what happened next.
The show, though, must always go on and thankfully Handa Opera has confirmed that the spectacle that wowed us back in 2012 will return rain, hail, or shine (but not pandemic) next year. Seriously, rain, hail or shine since the performance will not be stopped and the performers will belt out their lines in the rain if they have to.
Running every night from 26 March to 25 April 2021, ‘La Traviata’ is the tale of love and heartbreak which inspired Moulin Rouge! But unlike the famous red theatre with its distinctive windmill above, this opera is performed under the stars and under a 3.5 tonne, nine-metre high chandelier fitted with 10,000 crystals.
Directed by Constantine Costi and based on the original production by Francesca Zanbello, the three-act and two-hour show will see up to 70 world-class performers share the stage at once and deliver superb versions of classic songs like ‘Brindisi’ and ‘Sempre Libera’ played by a live orchestra hidden beneath the stage.
Prior to the show, audience members may wine and dine at any one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on-site before taking in the stunning sunset views of the city and harbour at Fleet Steps and finding their comfy grandstand seats. Fireworks will also sparkle every night.
Tickets for La Traviata start at $99 and are on sale through the Opera Australia Box Office.
Don’t miss out on one of Sydney’s ultimate experiences, presented by Handa Opera.
For more info, head over to the website here.
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La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
(Featured image: ‘La Traviata’ by Opera Australia)