WELCOME TO SYDNEY
Welcome to Sydney in April!
Opera Australia presents one of the best outdoor opera spectaculars you have ever seen this month, right here on beautiful Sydney Harbour. This year’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is performing Puccini’s classic opera “La Bohème”. With the incredible setting of the Sydney city skyline, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, it is set to be a night to remember (page 18).
In this issue we chat with Jayde Westaby, star of “Mamma Mia! The Musical”, about all things ABBA. The award-winning show is now playing to sold-out crowds at the Capitol Theatre (page 14).
The awe-inspiring Biennale of Sydney festival is currently on display in locations around the city, including the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. All the exhibitions are free and it runs until mid-june. You won’t want to miss Ai Weiwei’s massive, powerful installation on Cockatoo Island (page 16).
Jessica Feenstra takes us on a trip north to Newcastle, to discover the hidden gems of this famous port city. From the best places to eat and drink, to spectacular swimming spots and scenic walks (page 46).
Turn to our Where Now feature (page 10) for April’s must-see shows, exhibitions and performances including the Sydney Comedy Festival, Garden Art Month at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” at Sydney Theatre Company.
However you choose to spend your time here, we hope you enjoy your stay in glorious Sydney!
View to Sydney Harbour Bridge across the Walsh Bay piers.