Sydney Opera – spring program 2014
SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA: Puccini´s La Bohéme opened New Years evening the Sydney spring 2014 season at the JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE, Sydney Opera House, and will be performed there through 4—21 January.
Gale Edwards’ lavish La Boheme production inhabits 1930s Berlin, a hub for young impoverished creatives contending with the high cost of round-the-clock hedonism in a city seething with glitzy excess.
The customes and the makeup imagined by Julie Taymor, known from the Lion King fame emliven The Magic Flute by Mozart. Purcelss Dido and Aeneas will be re-imagined by Sasha Waltz, wellknovn German choreographer in the way, that we have seen before in Europe, with each role interpreted by a singer and a dancer.
On a stage installed in Sydney Harbour Puccinis opera Madama Butterfly will be performed. Rodgers and Hammersteins famouse musical The King and I, which Yul Bryner made famouse by playing the Kings role on film, (Le roi et moi (1956), will end the Opera spring season in Sydney.
by Henning Høholt