The centre stage features a nine-meter chandelier
La Traviata's magnificent cast light up the night
Fire works completed the operatic spectacle
Guests enjoying champagne at the north top terrace
Soprano Emma Mathews hoisted into the sky by a nine-metre-high chandelier made of Swarovski crystals.
Despite the wet weather last night Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour showcased a truly spectacular preview performance of Giuseppe Verdis three-act La Traviata.
Despite the intermittent showers and delayed start, the mood of the cast, crew and even audience were not dampened.
Instead the cast braved the angular floating stage and gave the audience a stellar rendition of the first and last act of this much loved Opera.
The mirrored stage is a feat of engineering genius, modeled upon a large picture frame at such an obtuse angle that it would appear to defy traction.
This lays the scene for the gaiety of fancy soirees and gambling parties that serve as a back drop to Violetta Valery and Alfredo Germonts ill fated love story.
The centre of the stage features a nine-metre
chandelier made of Swarovski crystals which hangs majestically over the stage which must be seen to be believed.
The production is monumental with a full orchestra, magnificent cast, clever set designs and beautiful costumes.
Soprano Emma Mathews steals the show from first sight to her character's last dying breath bringing glamour, a sense of cheekiness and her angelic voice to the role.
It boasts for Sydney an evening of glamour and elegance to match the breathtaking views and famous well known music pieces.
The stage's picture frame theme continues to the decor of the VIP dining facility (the platinum lounge) where bespoke menus can cater for groups of two to 150.
The production offers first rate dining options to make it a complete experience for guests, with a Champagne bar and gourmet food tent at the top northern terrace and below in the Medina lounge with catering supplied by award winning Fresh Catering team.
There is also a VIP bar that is available for guests, that provides the opportunity to take in the gorgeous panorama of the Harbour by night and beyond to the twinkling lights of the Sydney skyline.
No need to worry about ghastly outdoor amenities you may have experienced in the past, the elegance of the spectacle extends to the surprisingly modern and comfortable restrooms.
Fear not if you experience slight wet weather as Opera Australia is committed to each nights performance with a 'show must go on attitude' and free ponchos for all guests.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P