Opera Australia - La Traviata Reviews
2 July 2020
Emma Matthews (Violetta)
Emma Matthews (Violetta), Chorus
Jonathan Summers (Giorgio Germont), Emma Matthews (Violetta), Gianluca Terranova (Alfredo)
Emma Matthews (Violetta)
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La Traviata

Opera Australia

No. of reviews: 3

A unique experience
3 Apr 12 / Where I Live
Bellissimo! Handa Opera's La Traviata on Sydney's waterfront a big success
26 Mar 12 / The Daily Telegraph
A sterling performance with silver service
25 Mar 12 / Sydney Morning Herald
Opera on the water floats high
NEXT up: Carmen. Three weeks after La traviata launched on Sydney Harbour to wide acclaim, Opera Australia's ambitious harbourside experiment has come to an end.
End of a stunning aria - for now
Champagne corks could be popping tomorrow night after Opera on Sydney Harbour finishes a three-week run that organisers have deemed a hugely successful building block for the future.
Nervous wait for Opera Australia as weather plays its part
Ticket sales for La Traviata have jumped following its stellar weekend premiere but the company behind Sydney's opera on the harbour remains nervous about whether its grand experiment will turn a profit.
Opera on the harbour
With its fireworks, floating stage and singers arriving by boat, La Traviata is certainly spectacular. But is it opera?
Behind every good opera there's a very generous patron
Opera Australia has one man to thank for its latest venture.
La Traviata non-slip but not water-proofed
Not even wet weather fears can dampen the excitement surrounding Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark pit
Brian Castles-Onion, the conductor of Opera Australia's La Traviata, the first Opera on the Harbour, will be hidden from view of both the audience ad the singers.
Sopranos, stagecraft and synoptic charts
Sydney soon hosts a risky, expensive, outdoor production of La Traviata.
Hitting the high Cs - at sea
Opera Australia is splashing out $11.5 million to stage La Traviata on Sydney Harbour, but its director, Francesca Zambello, expects the audience will have trouble concentrating on the floating stage.
Can a unique 'floating opera' boost tourism to Australia?
Move over Oprah the mega-star, another type of entertainment has been billed as the saviour for Aussie tourism - opera.
Expect fireworks when soprano tackles the high seas
Opera Australia's mammoth harbour project has proved as much an engineering feat as an artistic challenge.
Opera Australia is ready to make a splash with La Traviata
When Lyndon Terracini made it clear he was on a mission to coax opera into the 21st century, few would have imagined his plans would include a giant chandelier of a size to rival the Big Pineapple.
Just add water and stage is set for a picture-perfect La Traviata
Nothing is left to chance when you are designing a floating opera with a giant chandelier suspended above the stage, an orchestra pit below the water line, and scenery that will be transported by barge.
Production details
Matthews/Durkin, Terranova/Park, Summers/Fyfe
(c) Castles-Onion (d) Zambello
Performance dates
24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 March, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 April 2012 (Sydney)
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