Every one recognises the Opera as the iconic monument of Sydney with its incomparable volumes making the building a masterpiece of international architecture. A legend tells that, in a recent past, some big stars of the Lyric art "tested" the most difficult roles in Sydney in front of a brilliant audience but very far from the Western journalists!
Book your tickets for the 2018 Opera season of Sydney Opera House and the concerts of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Not to be missed in February :
In February at the Sydney Opera House (Sydney Opera House), two productions will ignite the summer spectators. Carmen by Bizet is played by Rinat Shaham alongside Marcelo Puente, two great specialists. The Nose by Shostakovich in the staging of Barrie Kosky is an expected production of a rare and captivating opera. On the concert side, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra welcomes the great pianist Emanuel Ax to perform piano concertos by Mozart. The divine composer is on display for a beautiful concert performed and directed by the famous French oboist François Leleux.
2018 SYDNEY CONCERT AND OPERA SEASON OVERVIEW
Paris has its tower, New York its statue but the symbol of Sydney is highly lyrical since it is its Opera House. It is necessary to reserve your places to attend a performance this season 2018 because the famous building of Jorn Utzon is about to be renovated. From 2019, 18 months of work is planned with some interior renovations to improve the acoustic comfort of the spectators and the interior design. The Sydney Opera House contains several halls, the two main ones offer on one hand operas produced by the Australian Opera Australia and on the other, the concerts of the famous Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Each season, the great conductor and artistic director of the institution David Robertson concocts an extraordinary program. The great artists all go to the Sydney Opera House as for example the fabulous pianist Emanuel Ax, who plays an exciting series of Mozart piano concertos. Other legendary pianists, Nelson Freire defends the Concerto The Emperor of Beethoven while Jean-Yves Thibaudet offers the Egyptian of Saint-Saëns. The immense violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will perform for three exceptional dates. An event for which it is advisable to reserve your tickets without delay. With the baton of the likes of Vladimir Ashkenazy and Mrs. Simone Young, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra also knows how to welcome the talents of tomorrow like the young pianists Yulianna Avdeeva, Benjamin Grosvenor and Simon Trpceski or the violinists Lisa Batiashvili or Arabella Steinbacher and so many others, Gautier Capuçon, Stephen Hough, François Leleux ... To be complete, we should also mention the arrival of the splendid mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter in Schubert or the great Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki for Beethoven's Mass in C . To summarize, we can evoke the preliminary concert with a major European tour. David Robertson will say his farewell in 2019 but before he insisted on inviting Renaud Capuçon to play together Korngold but also the 5th of Mahler.
The Sydney Opera House evidently hosts opera performances and the program for 2018 season is rich. It starts beautifully with the sparkly Danielle de Niese in the Merry Widow. The great masterpieces are represented, such as a splendid Carmen or Verdi's La Traviata with Nicole Car, Australian soprano star of international fame. Verdi is particularly well represented with Aida and Rigoletto, indispensable especially with the exceptional Leo Nucci as a guest star! As with Król Roger of Szymanowski last season, Opera Australia visits the rarer but high-quality repertoire with Shostakovich's The Nose. Don Quixote is a wonderful opera that allows Ferruccio Furlanetto to move the audience to tears. Il Turco in Italia on the other hand is a perfect opposite and will makes the spectators laugh. Two major events remain to be reported during the 2018 season, Lucia di Lammermoor offers Jessica Pratt the role of roles for sopranos and finally, in the fall of March April, Sydney Bay hosts an open-air production of La Bohème with the iconic opera and the harbor bridge in the back ground.
It is safe to say that absolutely every opportunity is good to book tickets at the Sydney Opera House!