Posted in Local Events @ Feb 8th 2013 11:42am - By administrator

From March 22 to April 12, 2013, Carmen takes the stage; dangerous, sexy and incandescent in a thrilling new production.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will take your breath away. The magical harbour-edge setting is simply stunning and the astonishing floating stage creates a magnificent backdrop for this exciting production. The production is led by one of Australia’s most daringly theatrical directors, Gale Edwards, and award-winning designers Brian Thomson and Julie Lynch. Carmen sizzles with richly costumed soldiers, smugglers, cigarette girls, urchins, matadors and flamenco dancers swirling across the luminous set lit by fireworks.

Carmen tells the story of the naïve soldier Don Jose who abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts the army when he falls under the alluring gypsy’s spell. When he loses her love to the dashing toreador Escamillo, the scene is set for jealousy and vengeance. Bizet’s seductive melodies and fiery Spanish rhythms conjure a world of desire, defiance and doom. Carmen features some of the word’s best loved music, including the Habanera, Seguidilla, Flower Song and Toreador Song.

Come early and soak up the atmosphere as the whole precinct is transformed into a Spanish fiesta, with tapas bars and restaurants offering a wide-range of pre-performance drinking and dining options.

Catch Carmen at Sydney Harbour just a short drive from our Boutique Hotel in Chippendale Sydney.

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