Get set for an explosion of Spanish rhythms and fiery passion when Carmen is staged in Sydney Harbour in March.
Bizet’s Carmen is described as having the glitzy visuals and hyperactive energy of a Broadway musical mixed with world-class opera.
It was performed in 2013 and was a great hit and is again set to take the stage by storm.
This will be the sixth year Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has been staged.
It’s an international event where tens of thousands of people fly in to experience an outdoor opera spectacle.
This original production by Gale Edwards brings Carmen to mid-20th century Spain and it is a song and dance spectacle.
One of Australia’s most daring set designers, Brian Thomson will bring a magic set design to the harbour-top stage for Carmen.
Award-winning costume designer, Julie Lynch is responsible for the lavish costume designs inspired by 1950’s Hollywood glamour with a Spanish flourish.
Sit back and watch as Carmen stamps her feet, tosses back her hair and draws you into her world.
Men fall instantly under her spell, and once you’ve heard her sultry Habanera, you’ll fall for opera’s favourite femme fatale, too.
Some of the world’s most outstanding singers will perform some of the most famous music ever written, filling the night air in one of the grandest harbours of all.
Soldier’s patrol, factory girls seduce shamelessly, glittering bullfighter’s parade and dancers pirouette their way across the stage as the captivating Carmen walks fearlessly towards a fate written in the cards.
The custom-built site will have an impressive range of dining and drinking options that make the most of the magnificent harbour views and nightly fireworks.
The stunning Platinum Club – a pop up dining room, bar and lounge set among the tree tops will offer fine dining before the show, high tea and drinks at interval and as well as post performance drinks.
Dinner and show packages will be available with variable components that include a three-course dinner, interval drinks, program and performance.
The low down:
What: Opera on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
When: March 24- April 23 2017