Opera Australia Has Announced it Will Be Bringing ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to Sydney Harbour

One of the most successful musicals of all time is making its way to Sydney. Theatre fans couldn’t be more excited after it was announced Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit The Phantom of the Opera will be shown at Sydney Harbour.

Seen by over 130 million people around the world since it first premiered in 1986, The Phantom of the Opera is a story of a soprano who becomes fixated on a mysterious masked man who resides beneath the Paris Opera House.

The show is based on the 1910 novel of the same name, by Gaston Leroux.

As NSW prepares to come out of lockdown, many industries are preparing for their comeback, including theatre. And what better way to welcome back live shows than debuting a masterpiece.

But, that’s not all, as Handa Opera on the Harbour – The Phantom of the Opera includes two outdoor shows, with the second being Opera Australia’s production of Bizet’s Carmen, which will take place in November on Cockatoo Island.

For the very first time, boats will be able to dock nearby and watch the show on a big screen. But if you don’t happen to have access to a boat, then you can book a seat on the island.

Since the show’s inception over 30 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber only permitted a handful of new productions to take place, making the showing over Sydney’s harbour even more special.

The show will be directed by Simon Philips (Ladies in Black, Priscilla: The Musical) and the set will be designed by Gabriela Tylesova.

The theatrical event will premiere on March 25, 2022, and will run for one month. While tickets are not yet available to purchase if you don’t want to miss out then join the online waitlist here.

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