Andrew Lloyd Webber


Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

New production

After sell-out productions including South Pacific, The King and I and most recently the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, we once again re-create one of the greatest works of musical theatre: the original West End and Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Hal Prince and starring Tina Arena.

Legendary Broadway director Hal Prince has won 21 Tony Awards, more than any person in history. Hal Prince will be joined by fellow original creative team members including choreographer Larry Fuller and designer Timothy O’Brien, who returns to Opera Australia 40 years after designing Elijah Moshinsky’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for us in 1978.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic, with more than 20 major awards to its credit, including the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Musical, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

This musical captured the attention of the public when it was first staged in 1978 and in its 40th year and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th year, we are thrilled to bring this “modern masterpiece” (New York Post) to Australia in all its original glory.

Featuring some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-loved songs including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’, and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, Evita charts the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Ticketing Tips

Choose mid-week evening performances for best availability and the cheapest prices. Select performances at the end of the month to find premium seats.

See Jemma Rix as Eva Perón

Jemma Rix will perform the title role of Eva Perón in selected performances throughout the Sydney Opera House season*. Select one of the following performances for best availability: 26 September at 7:30pm, 3 October at 7:30pm, 10 October at 7:30pm, 14 October at 1:00pm, 17 October at 7:30pm, 24 October at 7:30pm, 30 October at 1:00pm, 31 October at 7:30pm.

Lyrics by

Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director Hal Prince
Designer Timothy O'Brien
Choreographer Larry Fuller
Lighting Designer Richard Winkler
Sound Designer Mick Potter
Projection Designer Duncan McLean
Orchestrations David Cullen
Musical Director Guy Simpson
Eva Perón Tina Arena (except evenings on Sep 20, 26; Oct 3,10, 17, 24, 31; matinée on Oct 14, 30)
Jemma Rix (evenings on Sep 20, 26; Oct 3,10, 17, 24, 31; matinée on Oct 14, 30)
Juan Perón Paulo Szot
Che Kurt Kansley
Magaldi Michael Falzon
Mistress Alexis van Maanen
Ensemble Justin Anderson
  Anton Berezin
  Michael Camilleri
  Olivia Carniato
  Rachel Cole
  Alie Coste
  Jade Coutts
  Kristian Crowe
  Todd Dewberry
  Rodney Dobson
  Samantha Dodemaide
  Laura Field
  Zoy Frangos
  Ashleigh Gurnett
  Kate Maree Hoolihan
  Georgina Hopson
  Thomas Johansson
  Kathleen Moore
  Thern Reynolds
  Christopher Scalzo
  David Sirianni
  Tod Strike
  Simon Tichelaar
  Dean Vince
  Rachael Ward
  Paul Whiteley

The role of Eva Perón will be performed by Tina Arena for the majority of shows throughout the season. Due to the requirements of the role of Eva Perón, one performance per week will be played by Jemma Rix. The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed as it is always subject to illness and leave arrangements.

Please note that this production contains strobe lighting effects.

Running time: approximately 2 hours & 18 minutes, including one interval

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"Stunning, high flying vocals"

★★★★ – Limelight

“Seductive, powerful and completely rewarding. It's Glorious."

★★★★ – TimeOut

"takes the breath away" 

★★★★ – Sydney Morning Herald


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