The first production of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, was in 2012 – La Traviata– and in just four years this outdoor series has become one of the most-anticipated events on Sydney's cultural calendar. Its success is easy to understand, given the combination of classic operas and a showstopping setting. While you enjoy the opera, you’ll have a stunning view of the Sydney Opera House—as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the white sails of ships glowing in the light of the setting sun—as arias float through the air.
In 2016, Turandot, Puccini’s tale of intrigue and passion set in China, will be performed from March 24 to April 24 under the direction of Chen Shi-Zheng, trained in classical Chinese opera and acclaimed for his innovative productions of both Chinese and European works in London, New York, and Paris. It promises to be an unforgettable only-in-Sydney evening. Imagine sipping a glass of sparkling wine and dining al fresco on dishes from one of the five gourmet restaurants, dazzled by the dramatic set with its ivory dragon and mirrored Chinese pagoda reaching into the starry sky.
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