La Traviata

Saturday, October 6
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2hr 40mins

Verdi’s La Traviata shines in this spectacular production from Opera Australia, performed on a floating stage in the Sydney Harbor under the stars.

The famous Sydney Opera House is the backdrop in this dramatic new staging, which features a nearly 30-foot chandelier suspended over the stage. Opera Insider raves: “This mega-production deserves only three words – Fantastic ! Fantastic ! Fantastic !” Visionary director Francescsa Zambello directs, with an “electrifying” Emma Matthews as Violetta, with Jonathan Summers and Gianluca Terranova rounding out the cast. 

WINNER! 2012 Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event AND 2012 Australian Event of the Year Award.

“It was the kind of evening that has Sydneysiders swooning at their own good fortune….[Emma Matthews is] electrifying… The balance between orchestra and voices was superb and the singers sounded natural and marvellous, from Jonathan Summers' glorious baritone, to the increasingly rich Matthews soprano, or Gianluca Terranova's charming tenor.” – Lisa Tomasetti, Stage Noise


Conducted by Brian Castles-Onion
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Choreographed by Stephen Baynes