Opera on Sydney Harbour 2013
Opening Night of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen in under two minutes
For more information and tickets: / The audience of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen are wowed with Kelley Abbey's beautiful flamenco choreography.
For more information and tickets: / Rinat Shaham, Dmytro Popov, Nicole Car, Andrew Jones and the cast of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour tell the story of Bizet's Carmen in the most fabulous surroundings of Sydney Harbour.
Watch the 'Carmen' set come to life from artist impression to harbour-top sensation! Credit: Peter Bucknell for footage of Rinat Shaham photoshoot
Ordinary by day, extraordinary by night...James Clayton and Ariya Sawadivong transform!
Just who is 'Carmen' and why is she such an enduring heroine of stage and screen? Rinat Shaham - who has played Carmen in 37 different productions - talks about her own connection to this hot-blooded heroine who marches to the beat of her own drum!
Dance Captain, Kate Wormald and her entourage of male dancers rehearse a dance sequence to the Entr'acte 4 of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen . Choreography by Kelley Abbey.
Glamorous mezzo-soprano, Milijana Nikolic appears here in character as Carmen for a photo shoot with Daily Telegraph for the cover of 'Best Weekend'. Handa Opera on Sydney Habour: Carmen runs from 22 March - 12 April 2013 at Fleet Steps, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, http://operaonsydneyharbour.com.au/
Director Gale Edwards describes Carmen as "the perfect opera" in this first look at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2013: Carmen.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will take your breath away. From the moment you enter the magical harbour-edge setting, take your first sip of champagne and look across the astonishing floating stage at one of the world's most beautiful cities, you'll understand why images of the spectacular first production were beamed across the world and why critics and audiences were in raptures. In 2013, Carmen takes the stage; dangerous, sexy and incandescent in a thrilling new production. More information at www.operaonsydneyharbour.com.au
OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR 2012
Italian tenor Gianluca Terranova and Australian soprano Emma Matthews, accompanied by the Opera Australia Chorus, sing 'Brindisi' ('Libiamo ne' lieti calici') from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, presented by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2012.
Australian soprano Emma Matthews sings 'Sempre Libera' ('Always free') from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, presented by Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2012, as she ascends in the stunning Swarovski crystal-embedded chandelier, measuring 9m wide.
This timelapse video shows how Sydney Harbour's Farm Cove was transformed into the set for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata. Featuring a giant 9m-wide chandelier, fireworks and the world's largest chesterfield lounge, this spectacular production brings a sense of grandeur with which only Violetta herself could compete.
This timelapse video speeds up our stunning opening night of the production, with Emma Matthews and Gianluca Terranova starring as Violetta and Alfredo. Featuring a giant 9m-wide chandelier, fireworks and the world's largest chesterfield lounge, this spectacular production brings a sense of grandeur with which only Violetta herself could compete.
In this moving duet from Verdi's La Traviata, Violetta (Rachelle Durkin) and Giorgio (Warwick Fyfe) lament the sacrifice that Violetta is to make for the sake of Giorgio's daughter and her potential marriage. This duet is accompanied by imagery from the rest of the 2012 Opera on Sydney Harbour production.