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Beautiful music. Breathtaking spectacle. La Traviata under the stars.
For three weeks only in March 2012 Opera Australia will perform La Traviata on a shimmering stage, afloat on Sydney Harbour. Fireworks, a harbour stage and a giant chandelier will transform opera in Sydney like never before.
Extravagant and devastatingly romantic, La Traviata is perfect for first-time opera-goers.
This monumental production features a forty-piece orchestra, magnificent sets, beautiful costumes, dazzling effects, and a 9-metre chandelier suspended above the purpose-built floating stage. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline provide the spectacular backdrop.
The production will be directed by internationally-acclaimed director Francesca Zambello, and designed by Brian Thomson (who recently designed Bliss and La bohème for Opera Australia).
The great Giuseppe Verdi's sumptuous music will be performed by a stellar cast, including sopranos Emma Matthews and Rachelle Durkin, tenors Gianluca Terranova and Ji-Min Park, and baritones Jonathan Summers and Warwick Fyfe. The orchestra will be conducted by Opera Australia favourite Brian Castles-Onion.
Experience the magic from our specially-built venue at Fleet Steps, the Domain (adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney).
With drinks, dining and travel packages available, this is the perfect centrepiece for a visit to Sydney. Or just an amazing night out with friends.
Please note: Gates to the Royal Botanic Garden close at sundown - 6.30pm in March and 6.00pm in April. After this time, access to and from the venue is only possible via Mrs Macquaries Road.
There is no performance on Good Friday, 6 April.
|Stage Director||Francesca Zambello|
|Set Designer||Brian Thomson|
|Costume Designer||Tess Schofield|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|Sound Designer||Tony David Cray|
|Assistant Director||Michael Campbell|
|Violetta Valery||Emma Matthews (24, 28, 30 March; 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14 April)
Rachelle Durkin (27, 29, 31 March; 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15 April)
|Alfredo Germont||Gianluca Terranova (24, 28, 30 March; 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14 April)
Ji-Min Park (27, 29, 31 March; 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15 April)
|Giorgio Germont||Jonathan Summers (24, 28, 30 March; 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14 April)
Warwick Fyfe (27, 29, 31 March; 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15 April)
|Flora Bervoix||Margaret Plummer|
|Baron Douphol||James Clayton|
|Marquis D'Obigny||Christopher Hillier|
|Dottore Grenvil||John Bolton Wood|