The production of Carmen by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is a spectacle of spanish rhythms and passionate performances that promises to make it an incredible show. It has been named the cultural event of the year and if the reviews are anything to go by, we’re in.
For all those opera fans out there this production is not to be missed. With a breathtaking backdrop of the iconic Sydney Harbour this show is for locals and visitors to Sydney alike. The famous story of Carmen will captivate you until the last curtain drops.
Josè Maria Lo Monaco as Carmen in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour — Carmen 2017.
Photo credit: Prudence Upton
“Carmen is a wonderful and theatrical opera, one of the most-performed and certainly most popular in the world. This production for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has everything: drama, passion, dance and Bizet’s wonderful score, performed by an ensemble of more than 80 singers, dancers and musicians,” said Artistic Director of Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini AM
Don’t just take our word for it, Buy your tickets from Opera Australia here and see for yourself.
The cast of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour — Carmen 2017.
Photo credit: Hamilton Lund
We experienced Carmen on the harbour on a perfect Sydney autumn night. The performances, the staging, the incredible score by Bizet and the absolutely gorgeous background of the firework lit Opera House and Harbour Bridge made for an unforgettable night.
If there is only one cultural event you attend this year, make sure it’s Carmen. Magical.