Don’t miss one of the most successful musicals of all time as The Phantom of the Opera lights up Sydney Harbour in 2022. From March 25 to April 24, a new production of the musical will be dazzling Sydney’s theatre crowd at Handa Opera. Listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music resonate across the harbour in Opera Australia’s latest outdoor spectacle that will bring new flavour to this all-time Broadway classic.
Experience Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Classic
Known as the longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera has found success on both the West End and Broadway. The opera is based on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux, sharing the tale of a beautiful soprano who becomes the object of obsession of a mysterious masked man living beneath the Paris Opera House.
Lloyd Webber’s musical score for The Phantom of the Opera is hailed as one of the highest-selling cast albums of all time with pieces like “The Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You.”
For the upcoming Opera Australia production, Australian talents director Simon Phillips and designer Gabriela Tylesova will take the helm. And with the show set on a floating stage, this is definitely a must-see performance for theatre lovers in Australia.
A One-Of-A-Kind Theatre Experience On The Harbour
The Phantom of the Opera is a masterpiece on any stage, but it hits especially hard on Sydney’s awesome floating stage, Handa Opera. The pop-up harbour theatre that’s set over the water is installed every year for world-class productions like Madama Butterfly and La Traviata.
With the famous Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and the dazzling city lights in the backdrop, there are few outdoor venues more visually stunning than Handa Opera.
More Must-See Shows At The Sydney Opera House
Other shows that will be staged at the world-renowned opera house include La Bohème (January 4 to February 4), Turandot (January 12 to March 14), and Mozart’s comedy The Marriage of Figaro (January 27 to February 18).
Fall in love with La Bohème, the mesmerizing tale of bohemians living in the 1930s. Love, friendship, heartbreak, and tragedy intertwine in this operatic classic composed by Giacomo Puccini that has become one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. This current run of La Bohème is the final season of one of Opera Australia’s most popular productions—so grab your tickets ASAP before it leaves the stage!
Another Puccini masterpiece travellers can enjoy at Sydney Opera House is Turandot. The epic fantasy opera revolves around brutal princess Turandot and a brave prince who resolves to win her love. One of the famous arias in the opera is “Nessun Dorma,” popularized all over the world by Luciano Pavarotti. Renowned conductors Renato Palumbo and Leonardo Sini will be conducting this Opera Australia production.
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