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Season 2024

More stories. More sensational music. More of what makes opera magical.

The excitement begins long before the first note. The date in your calendar. The anticipation as you approach the theatre. And then, the curtain rises, the sound of the orchestra rushes through you and a great story comes to life.

In 2024, we bring you a treasure trove of unmissable cultural experiences. It's time to put some truly memorable nights out in next year's calendar.

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Opera Australia - West Side Story
22 March to 21 April

West Side Story

Mrs Macquaries Point

Presented by Opera Australia
Tonight, tonight the world is wild and bright. Going mad, shooting sparks into space!

22nd March to 21st April Tickets $79 to $379

Directed And Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

West Side Story exploded onto Broadway in 1957 in a sensational storm of exuberant dance and wistful romance. It was a phenomenon that never faded, “an incandescent piece of work” (The New York Times).

In 2024, this musical masterpiece returns to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in an electrifying, larger-than-life staging.

Experience the greatest score ever written for musical theatre, dynamic dance numbers that soar through the open air, and a love story for the ages.

It's war on New York's Upper West Side, and the Jets and the Sharks are locked in a fierce turf battle.
But as the two teen gangs hurtle down a dangerous path, Tony and Maria cross enemy lines, dreaming of a time and place where they can love freely.

The score is punctuated with hits: ‘America', ‘Tonight', ‘Maria', ‘I Feel Pretty', and the enduring ‘Somewhere'.

Opera and musical theatre great Francesca Zambello directs a production that revels in all that's beautiful about West Side Story, with designers Brian Thomson and Jennifer Irwin transforming Sydney into a slice of New York.

See why this staging became the highest-selling ever on the harbour-top stage, delighting audiences and critics.
Limelight called it “a wonderful production that uses the large, outdoor space cleverly, thrills with its electrifying choreography and catchy, complex score ★★★★ 1/2 ”.

If you've never been to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, prepare for a remarkable night out.
Arrive early to enjoy the sun setting over Sydney Harbour as you raise a glass and drink in the view at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Then take your place in the grandstand by the water to enjoy the enthralling show, complete with live orchestra hidden beneath the dramatic stage and fireworks in the balmy night air.

In Person
2 hours
Outdoor Venue
12+

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Fri, 22nd March to Sun, 21st April $79 to $379

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