WHEN it comes to staging events, Sydney knows how to turn it on and they certainly did on Saturday night when Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – La Traviata, burst into life – its spectacular backdrop, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Even if you have no particular love for opera, this tragic love story and its glorious Verdi arias is as spellbinding visually as it is a feast for the ears.
An $11.5m production, it is being staged for three weeks only until 15 April, at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, Royal Botanic Gardens.
Monumental in its staging and effects (singers arrive by bud-lit boats) it features a full orchestra, magnificent sets and stunning 1950’s costumes.
Dazzling effects include a 9-metre chandelier sparkling with Swarovski crystals, suspended above the purpose-built stage and a dazzling fireworks display organised by pyrotechnician, Fortunato Foti responsible for Sydney’s New Years Eve.
Drinks, dining and travel packages are available, the perfect centrepiece for a corporate event or client reward or for just an amazing night out with friends.
Pre-performance dining packages include antipasto platter upon arrival, main course, dessert and a selection of premium beverages.
Tickets start from $75pp to $350 for a Platinum ticket.
Platinum Ticket holders see La Traviata from the best seats in the house – Premium Reserve and receive a souvenir program.
Then enjoy interval drinks in the exclusive Platinum Lounge, a luxurious bar with views over the stage and Sydney Harbour.
To find out more or to book packages – see showbiz.com.au/