Sydney really does host some amazing events. I feel blessed to live in such an artistic and culturally diverse city. Opera may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but let me take your mind away from whatever preconceptions you may have. All operas are not created equally.
The opera of choice for this year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is Carmen.
Carmen is a tragic love story set in Seville. A naive solider, Don Jose falls in love with the fiery and beautiful gypsy Carmen. Don Jose abandons his childhood sweetheart for the lusty Carmen who them dumps like a lead balloon for a glamorous toreador. Love, lust, betrayal and death, accompany this with vibrant colours, catchy music, amazing voices, entertaining choreography and fireworks, who could ask for more? Oh wait, there is more. You get to watch this all from the historic Fleet Steps in the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and iconic Opera House. Read more →