After charming audiences in 2012, La Traviata is all set to take the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour by storm in 2020. Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Sydney skyline, Giuseppe Verdi’s soulful track will set you sailing on an overwhelming journey with Violetta and Alfredo during the performance. The spellbinding musical will not just make you experience the joy, but also the heartache and will put up a true spectacle. Take time to unwind with a drink or two at the breezy Sydney Harbour, and make the most of ‘Sydney’s best night out’ with La Traviata in 2020.
About the Show
Featuring 70 performers on stage, La Traviata, the story which inspired Moulin Rouge, is not just a musical — but a spectacular celebration of colors on stage. Spinning Violetta’s story into a vibrant storyline, the iconic opera will treat you to one of the world’s greatest outdoor theatrical experiences with a series of majestic performances, lavish sets, and exhilarating fireworks against an oceanic backdrop. Join Brian Castles-Onion as he conducts the Opera with his award-winning orchestra team for a performance on a rousing, heartbreaking night of duets.
A story of star-crossed lovers set in Paris, La Traviata delves into the life of a beautiful courtesan Violetta, whose restless life keeps taking a toll on her. However, things begin to change the minute Alfredo, a handsome, bourgeois man, proposes a toast for her. Touched by his gesture, Violetta begins to believe in love again.
The heart-warming, yet tragic love story talks about issues of class divide, as Violetta is advised to keep away from Alfredo for the sake of his reputation. Left with no choice, the lovers separate, only to find a series of twisted events following them onto the last fateful day. Will Violetta and Alfredo reunite? Will a love as fateful as theirs find accomplishment?
Recommended for ages 8 and up. All patrons irrespective of age must hold a valid ticket and children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The Fleet Steps at the Sydney Harbour has a seating capacity of 800.
Strictly prohibited. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian food options will be available at the venue.
La Traviata Sydney Opera House Tickets
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La Traviata - Sydney Opera House Ticket Prices
Reserve D: AU$ 99 onwards
Reserve C: AU$ 171 onwards
Reserve B: AU$ 232 onwards
Reserve A: AU$ 285 onwards
A masterpiece by Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata was first performed on March 6, 1853, at La Fenice Opera House in Venice. Still considered as Verdi’s most popular opera, the performance was praised for bringing out social issues and was deemed to be ahead of its time ever since its premiere. Today, La Traviata carries its legacy of being the most performed opera ever since 1856. Watch 70 performers get together on Sydney Harbour and party boats, with a glimmering 3.5 tonne chandelier adorning the set.
Amongst other nominations, La Traviata has been currently nominated for the Opera Awards 2019.
“Since making his Met debut in 2009, Mr. Nézet-Séguin has proved his excellence in nearly 70 performances. I expected his “Traviata” to be good, but not this good.”
– NY Times
“The Royal Opera House orchestra blazes and caresses: agitated string attacks on the “three cards” motif; ferocious pizzicatos; woodwind curdling, yowling, seducing; brass sour and menacing. How could anyone not want to witness such terrific music-making?"
– The Guardian
Note: The reviews are of earlier versions of the show.
Q: What time should I arrive at The Fleet Steps at Mrs. Macquaries?
A: Entry will be permitted 30 minutes before the show. While this is a relaxed show, meaning you can choose to enter or leave during the show, we recommend coming on time so as to not cause inconvenience to fellow patrons.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed at the venue. Prior permission is required in case of professional use.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required, however, we recommend dressing according to the decorum of the venue.
Q: Is it possible to cancel/amend my tickets in case I'm unable to attend the show?
A: For groups smaller than 8, cancellation is possible up to 48 hours in advance.
Q: Is valet parking available at the venue?
A: While valet parking is unavailable at the venue, there are plenty of paid parking spaces around The Fleet Steps.