Giuseppe Verdi

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - La Traviata

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - La Traviata

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.


Released 2012
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Director Francesca Zambello
Set Designer Brian Thomson
Costume Designer Tess Schofield
Lighting Designer John Rayment
Choreographer Stephen Baynes
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
Annina Sarah Sweeting
Gastone Martin Buckingham
Baron Douphol James Clayton
Marquis D'Obigny Christopher Hillier
Australian Opera and Ballet Chorus  
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra