Sydney Opera House Events Jan – Feb 2018
Sydney Opera House is presenting some stunning events to start the New Year off in 2018, and in this blog we will be looking at some of the best.
If you are thinking of celebrating the New Year with a trip to the Opera House then why not leave the car at home and you and your group travel by coach charter. Let First Choice Charters take you there and back and possibly to some entertainment after the show.
All You Need Is Love
Jan 1 – 5
The producers of The White Album Concert are back again with All You Need Is Love, the production features the vocals of Ciaran Gribbin, Jack Jones, Jackson Thomas and Rai Thistlethwayte along with the popular Strawberry Fields Orchestra.
All You Need Is Love is a dazzling and large scale production, featuring over 30 of the Beatles most memorable songs. The ten brief years that the Beatles were together shook the world, and their songs are ever remembered by young and old.
The Merry Widow
Jan 2 – Feb 3
Everybody loves a bit of opera and the Merry Widow is one of the most popular operas that is performed. Audiences sway and sing to memorable music from Franz Lehar’s classic piece, the set is adorned with champagne and glitter representative of Art Deco France.
This production is directed by Graeme Murphy with superb choreography, Danielle de Niese plays the part of the widow and is excellent.
Feb 10 – Mar 23
Another French opera classic and one of the most extravagant, this production is vastly different with contemporary costumes and sets. John Bell who is director takes a very modern view on the famous work by Bizet.
The opera is vibrant featuring gypsy girls in wonderful costumes together with bull-fighting boys in striking outfits. There are punches thrown, big parades, love and hate in abundance. And of course at the heart of the whole production is Bizet’s great music.
Tognetti, Tchaikovsky, Brahms
The renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra is led by Richard Tognetti in an evening of powerful and emotional music. Featuring music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Missy Mazzoli and Anna Clyne.
Brahms Sextet in G major is so melodic and powerful that Tognetti has tagged the new arrangement as the Australian National Academy of Music, Brahms Fifth Symphony.
Then there is the Grammy Award-nominated violin concerto Prince of Clouds, a wonderful contemporary piece by two of the ACO’s upcoming stars, Glenn Christensen and Ike See.
These great productions bring New Year come crashing into a musical frenzy. Sydney Opera House have stepped up right to the plate in presenting such diverse and wonderful productions.
If you do need group transportation to attend any of these events then contact First Choice Charters, the number one coach charter company in Sydney. They will be happy to transport you there and back in air conditioned comfort, to complete your memorable evening.