Celebrate the new year with artistic flair – what better way to usher in the new year than with breathtaking encounter at the Opera. 2012 sees a changing of the guard with Lyndon Terracini’s taking the helm as Opera Australia’s new Artistic Director. Being his inaugural year, he plans to make an impact and signals his intention to bring a program that is more in tune with 21st-century Australia. His vision is one of ‘opera events’ – Broadway-style music theatre, opera experiences that are family friendly and sensational new productions. In addition, he also has in place, projects that take opera to the people involving wide national touring, and community-specific collaborations and community choirs.
Sydney Conference centres are kept well informed of the full spectrum of arts and cultural events happening around their city. Here is a brief look at the exciting opera program.
SYDNEY SUMMER 2012: A SUMMER OF SPECTACLE
The 2012 Season opens in Sydney with a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. With a new English translation, it features handmade silk puppets, loads of special effects and stunning costumes, it is aimed at a family audience, with reduced ticket prices for some performances over the school holidays.
The Magic Flute opens at the Sydney Opera House on 6 January 2012.
Puccini’s magnificent final opera, Turandot, returns to the Sydney Opera House. With an exciting international cast, this classic production is bound to delight
Turandot opens at the Sydney Opera House on 17 January 2012.
An exciting new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Benedict Andrews makes his directorial debut with the Company offering this modern take on Mozart’s revolutionary classic features an ingenious shifting set.
The Marriage of Figaro opens at the Sydney Opera House on 6 February 2012.
Complete the summer trio of Mozart operas with the romantic comedy Cosìfan tutte. With wacky costumes and delightful visual special effects, a quartet of young singers take the central roles.
Cosi fan tutte opens at the Sydney Opera House on 8 March 2012.
Contact a conference centre in Sydney to secure your accommodation for one of these exceptional experiences and kick-start 2012 with a touch of class.