Opera Australia - West Side Story Reviews
7 July 2020
Julie Lea Goodwin (Maria), Alexander Lewis (Tony)
Scott Irwin (Schrank), David Whitney (Doc), Ensemble
General scene
Luke Jarvis (A-Rab), Ensemble
Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo), Karli Dinardo (Anita)

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West Side Story

Opera Australia


No. of reviews: 5

West Side Story is given lavish, large scale treatment
14 Apr 19 / Simon Parris: Man in Chair
A traditional but superbly staged production that transcends the rain and some dated elements
29 Mar 19 / Limelight
Julie Lea Goodwin is a well-seasoned Maria
27 Mar 19 / Performing Arts Hub
A Manhattan juke-box on Sydney harbour
26 Mar 19 / Bachtrack
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s West Side Story proves that thunder & rainbows only happen when it’s raining
25 Mar 19 / The AU Review
Francesca Zambello on directing Opera Australia's West Side Story
On March 22, Opera Australia will once again premiere its annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor, an outdoor opera spectacular set against the backdrop of one of the world's most beautiful harbors.
The next opera on Sydney Harbour will be a musical
After drawing from the classic opera stock like La Traviata, Carmen and La Boheme since the opera-on-a-floating-stage concept was introduced in 2012, audiences in 2019 will see West Side Story.
Production details
Cast
Lewis, Lacey, Dinardo, Goodwin, Gillespie, Hodgson, Whitney, Irwin, Hill, Quinones-Villanueva, Dinardo, Reed, Jarvis, Beckley, Vasquez, Thompson, James-Moody
(c) Simpson (d) Zambello
Performance dates
22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 March, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 April 2019 (Sydney)
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