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2024

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28 Aug 2024

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15 Sep 2024

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17 Sep 2024

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November

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01 Nov 2024
Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

Date

From August 2024

Language

Performed in English.

Running time

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval.

Please note

Please note The role of Norma Desmond will be played by Sarah Brightman on Wednesday–Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees. This role will be played by Silvie Paladino on Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee performances. The appearance of any artist cannot be guaranteed as it is always subject to illness and leave arrangements.


Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment
by arrangement with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP
present

Sarah Brightman

in

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Music by
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Book & lyrics by
DON BLACK & CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
Based on the
BILLY WILDER film

Are you looking for Sunset Boulevard in Melbourne?


“And now, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up…”

Musical theatre and international recording superstar Sarah Brightman leads a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece.

Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Having been discarded by Hollywood with the advent of “talkies”, legendary silent movie star Norma Desmond is tortured by her longing for a return to the big screen. When she meets struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis in a dramatic chance encounter, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

Norma Desmond is one of musical theatre’s greatest roles and it requires a true legend to fill her shoes. Sarah Brightman is the iconic artist who originated the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera both in the West End and on Broadway. Since then, she has become the world’s best-selling soprano, topping the charts across the world.

This historic theatre event marks her first theatrical role in almost three decades.

Joining Sarah Brightman is Tim Draxl as Joe Gillis, Robert Grubb as Max Von Mayerling, Ashleigh Rubenach as Betty Schaefer, and Silvie Paladino in the role of Norma Desmond at certain performances.

This brand-new production features stunning sets and costumes, evoking the glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood. The thrillingly atmospheric score features the hits ‘With One Look’, ‘The Perfect Year’, and the anthemic ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’.

Sunset Boulevard is the musical theatre event of the year. Don’t miss this strictly limited season at Sydney Opera House from August 2024.


Sunset Boulevard at Princess Theatre Melbourne (2024)

Photographer: Daniel Boud

Sunset Boulevard at Princess Theatre Melbourne (2024)

Photographer: Daniel Boud

Sunset Boulevard at Princess Theatre Melbourne (2024)

Photographer: Daniel Boud

Sunset Boulevard at Princess Theatre Melbourne (2024)

Photographer: Daniel Boud

Sunset Boulevard at Princess Theatre Melbourne (2024)

Photographer: Daniel Boud

Cast & Creative

Director
Set & Costume Designer
Choreographer
Musical Supervision by
Lighting Designer
Video & Projection Designer
Sound Designer
Norma Desmond
Sarah Brightman
Joe Gillis
Max Von Mayerling
Betty Shaefer
Artie Green
Norma Desmond Alternate