a . pera’s favourite femme fatale returns for the spellbinding Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, bringing the best of opera to a more relaxed, but equally charged, atmosphere of an outdoor venue. Brian Castles-Onion will conduct the 80 piece live orchestra, as he has done for each Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, and says the production will outshine the views.
“It’s a great experience, you can see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and it’s our job on stage to make it an even more splendid experience than those (landmarks) and we do that, the production is quite fantastic, it’s very colourful and entertaining,” he says.
“When you conduct a great work you have a great start already and you don’t really need to help it along, it dictates itself and allows you to tune your personality and cast into the piece, and Carmen is certainly one of those pieces.” Carmen on Sydney Harbour, Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point; until April 23, 7.30pm, tickets $99-$359, opera.org.au