West Side Story coming to Sydney Harbour open-air stage in 2019
The Big Apple to make a splash in the Emerald City with iconic West Side Story coming to Sydney Harbour open-air stage in 2019 Described as one of the greatest nights of live entertainment ever offered in Australia, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour showcases the best of Sydney with iconic Harbour views, world-class performers and nightly fireworks.
Opening in March 2019 for an exclusive four-week season, the annual event will take one of the world’s most iconic musicals of the 20th century out of the theatre and onto Opera Australia’s famous overwater stage.
A slice of the gritty underbelly of New York City will make a splash in front of the Sydney city skyline, continuing the tradition of the great outdoor spectacles that have come before it with the finest singers, musicians, dancers and creative teams unleashing a new vision for this spectacular musical, as it’s never been seen before.
The custom-built site houses an outdoor stage two and a half times larger than any indoor Australian stage, with grandstand seating for approximately 3,000 people, and offers an impressive range of themed dining and drinking options that make the most of the magnificent harbour setting.
The stunning Platinum Club – a pop up dining room, bar and lounge set amongst the tree tops – offers fine dining before the show and drinks at interval. Dinner and show packages are available with variable components that include a three-course dinner or tasting buffet, interval drinks, program and performance. interval drinks, program and performance.
And to arrive in style, guests can catch a Water Taxi to the site, which picks up at Man o’ War Steps at the Opera House and drops off at Andrew Boy Charlton pool, just a short walk to the site entrance.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see West Side Story in a completely new way. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Bookings Tickets from $99 (fees may apply) Group and concession prices available for most performances. Opera Australia Box Office 02 9318 8200 opera.org.au/harbour