The production will now open at the Sydney Opera House next year.
Opera Australia has announced confirmed dates for mega-hit musical Phantom of the Opera. The production will now open at the Opera House in August 2022 in Sydney.
The Sydney season of the musical was initially scheduled to run from September 3 to October 29, 2021 and the Melbourne season was set to run from November 14, 2021 to January 30, 2022.
For musical lovers, Phantom of the Opera is essential viewing. Marking almost 35 years since it opened in London’s West End, it has today become the musical all musicals are measured against. The long-awaited musical is now set to make a roaring entry in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland stage next year.
Josh Piterman will star as the Phantom, Amy Manford will portray the role of Christine Daaé and Blake Bowden will portray the role of the Phantom’s rival Raoul.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, the plot revolves around a disfigured musical genius who hides in the Paris Opera House, terrorising all who step into its hallways. He falls madly in love with Christine, a beautiful young soprano and devotes himself to nurturing her musical abilities. The Phantom of the Opera in Australia is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group and Opera Australia.
The musical is primed to be one of the largest stage productions in Australia with a cast of over 65 performers, spectacular stage design and unforgettable special effects.
Existing ticket holders will be contacted and if you’re a new ticket holder, you can join the waitlist here.