La Traviata, one of the world's best-loved romantic operas, is performed under the starts on a floating, mirrored stage on Sydney Harbour, with the city, Opera House and Harbour Bridge acting as a stunning backdrop. Giuseppe Verdi's captivating music is performed with the orchestra concealed in a studio beneath the stage to ensure the finest amplified sound combines with the superlative singing of the cast. Emma Matthews thrills as the courtesan Violetta who, against her better judgement, falls in love with Alfredo, the dazzling Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova. But their relationship is doomed on two counts: Violetta's illness, and society's moral views of a courtesan's place within their world. With a colossal, glittering Swarovski chandelier illuminating the stage and fireworks embellishing the night-sky this is a La Traviata without equal.
Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Italian subtitles.
|Set Designer||Brian Thomson|
|Costume Designer||Tess Schofield|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|Site Designer||Ross Wallace|
|Violetta Valéry||Emma Matthews|
|Alfredo Germont||Gianluca Terranova|
|Giorgio Germont||Jonathan Summers|
|Flora Bervoix||Margaret Plummer|
|Doctor Grenvil||John Bolton Wood|
|Baron Douphol||James Clayton|
|Marquis D'Obigny||Christopher Hillier|
|Australian Opera and Ballet Chorus|
|Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra|