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The Light in the Piazza

John Berry and Anthony Lilley for Scenario Two Ltd & Karl Sydow present

The Light in the Piazza

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera HouseAugust 14 – 22, 2020

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Fri 14.8.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 15.8.20
1:00 PM
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Sat 15.8.20
7:30 PM
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Mon 17.8.20
7:30 PM
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Tue 18.8.20
7:30 PM
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Thu 20.8.20
7:30 PM
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Fri 21.8.20
7:30 PM
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Sat 22.8.20
1:00 PM
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This is an audio described performance for those with vision impairments. Audio-described bookings can only be made through Opera Australia by calling the Box Office in Sydney on 02 9318 8200, Melbourne on 03 9685 3700 or by emailing ticketing@opera.org.au

Sat 22.8.20
7:30 PM
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Wander through Italy with Renée Fleming in the Broadway hit The Light in the Piazza.

Margaret and her daughter Clara are taking in the wonders of Florence during a languid 1950s summer. A windborne hat sparks an intense romance between Clara and local dreamer Fabrizio. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.

Four-time Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming stars in this enchanting Broadway musical which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score.

Multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans directs this semi-staged production, including sumptuous costumes.


Enjoy dinner before the opera at Sydney Opera House

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland
         Theatre at Sydney Opera HouseAllow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 6pm at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. View the menu.

Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to add a dinner reservation.


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Book by

Craig Lucas

Music and Lyrics by

Adam Guettel

Director

Daniel Evans

Designer

Robert Jones

Costume Designer

Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Lighting Designer

Mark Henderson

Associate Director

Neil Robinson

   
Margaret Renée Fleming
Signor Naccarelli Alex Jennings
Signora Naccarelli Marie McLaughlin

Cast to be announced.

Opera Australia Orchestra


Running time: approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one interval.


Sung in English.


This production was originally created by Scenario Two Ltd.
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co. owner of the original motion picture "The Light in The Piazza". Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer.

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"A feel good musical… of true love"

— Guardian

"Renée Fleming is sublime"

— The Stage

"The most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story"

— New York Times
The StoryHide

Margaret and her daughter Clara are taking in the wonders of Florence during a languid 1950s summer. When Clara’s hat blows off her head and into the path of local dreamer Fabrizio, a romance begins.

But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.

Dinner at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: 90 minutes before performance begin at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

You'll be served a themed three-course menu for just $72, including a glass of Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco on arrival. Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.

Sample menu

On arrival

A glass of NV Viticoltori Ponte Prosecco

Warm bread roll, pepe saya butter (gluten free available)

Entrée

Salmon ceviche with raw daikon, pickled kohlrabi, shizo and rice crackers GF, DF

or

Calabrese salad, heirloom tomato, almond ricotta, confit shallot vinaigrette, olives and basil DF, GF, VG

Main Course

Roasted chicken supreme, butternut pumpkin, roasted pepita crumble and burnt butter GF

or

Spiced cauliflower, crushed roasted eggplant and tomato, cumin and green grape, chilli chutney V, GF

Sides

Young leaves and watercress with lemon vinaigrette GF, DF, V

Dessert

Dulce de leche centered chocolate fondant with spiced whipped cream V

 

 

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