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Experience Opera in Sydney

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Travel Tips | Comments Off on Experience Opera in Sydney

Sydney has so many things to offer tourists; it is hard to list them all.  From great beaches, amazing nightlife, incredible food and friendly people, Sydney promises a great time for just about anyone who decides to visit. Also, Opera has a new home in Sydney!!

Most people do not realize that in addition to all the other wonderful things Sydney is known for, it also has a thriving opera scene.  The famed Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, has graced the city skyline for nearly 40 years now.  Now, opera has a new home in Sydney!!

For three weeks this fall, starting March 24, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor will be offering an amazing opera experience unlike anything most travelers have seen before with its production of the famed Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata.  This production promises stunning set design, including a floating stage, as well as a magnificent Swarovski crystal chandelier and a giant chesterfield.  La Traviata is a good first foray into the world of opera because of its accessible plot and moving score.

The Guardian has hailed this event as the “world-wide #1 opera event of 2012.”  United States director Francesca Zambello directs this production.  Australian sopranos Emma Matthews and Rachelle Durkin star in the role of Violetta, and Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova and Korean tenor Ji-Min Park star as Alfredo.