Possibly one of the most iconic buildings in the world, the Sydney Opera House has become a symbol of not just the city but the whole of Australia. It represents top class design and architecture together with the finest in music and art. A classical statement to the whole world.
These are some of the best events coming up in the near future in the Opera House.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
An incredible rendition of John William’s terrific score of one of the classic Harry Potter films. The screen will be showing a high definition version of the movie on a massive screen whilst a full orchestra performs the music.
A fantastic experience for old and young alike and a quite memorable way to see one of your favourite movies.
Oct 14 – 16th
A classical treat for those that love Beethoven, acclaimed historical keyboardist, Doctor Neal Peres Da Costa joins the AHE to perform a series of concerts of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos.
Including the granddaddy of them all, “The Emperor” concerto.
Oct 24th – Nov 4th
One of Puccini’s greatest operas of all time comes to the Opera House’s Capitol Theatre. The libretto is a true love story, of a sailor and a beauty from Asia. Pinkerton takes a young geisha for his wife, but then returns home leaving poor Butterfly behind.
This state-of-the-art production has superb stage sets and costumes, flame dancers on water, cherry blossoms falling from the sky as the audience waits for the inevitable.
The Sleeping Beauty
A one hour spectacular that will conjure up magical memories of past pantomime times. But this performance will be with a full orchestra.
This Ballet production of the famous fairy tale features the Australian Ballet and is ideal for the whole family. Wonderful costumes and incredible choreography bring the performance to life.
Ashkenazy’s Shostakovich Tribute
One of the world’s greatest violinists returns to Sydney as Vladimir Ashkenazy brings his flamboyant playing to a rendition of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.
This will prove to be a most thrilling concert, as the once banned opera the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk will also be featured by the orchestra. The 5th symphony was once called “ A Soviet Artist’s Reply to Just Criticism” that ensured Shostakovich returned to popular favour.
Dec 14 – 16th
Christmas would not be Christmas in Sydney without the annual performance of the great festive treat the Messiah. It was Handel’s greatest ever work, it it had a profound effect on the composer.
The composition is much more than than the famous Hallelujah chorus, it is an amazing journey depicting the journey of Christ. Conducted by Elizabeth Scott, and the Christmas Choir also featuring Miriam Allan, Helen Sherman, Andrew Greco as soloists.
If you are thinking of attending any of these events at the Sydney Opera House, why not let First Choice Charters handle your group transportation needs. Then perhaps you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or two after the performances.