phantom of the opera on the harbour

Dazzling new Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour for one month only

It’s Phantom of the Opera, but not as you know it. Commencing Friday 25 March until 24 April 2022, the longest-running show in musical history can be experienced under the stars on Sydney Harbour, with iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge creating a stunning backdrop for this popular production. 

Not only is this a new version of Phantom, but it’s also the first fully-staged outdoor production of this popular opera, with fireworks every night. The themed pop-up bars and restaurants will make this an unforgettable evening for all. 

About Phantom of the Opera on the harbour

Having played for 35 years on the West End of London, and 34 on Broadway in New York, this inspired interpretation of Gaston Leroux’s novel remains one of the world’s favourite musicals. The story of a mysterious masked man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House, and the beautiful young singer who becomes his obsession and muse, seduces generation after generation and continues to enchant long-time devotees.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score — immortalised in one of the highest-selling cast albums of all time — is studded with melodies famous the world over: from the haunting beauty of ‘The Music of the Night’ and ‘All I Ask of You’, to the splendour of ‘Masquerade’, and the crashing chords of the title song.

Two of Australia’s most in-demand theatrical talents, director Simon Phillips and designer Gabriela Tylesova, bring a whole new level of spectacle to the show’s defining moments — the mirror, the journey to the Phantom’s lair, the chandelier — on an enormous purpose-built stage over the water.

See them bring the Phantom’s extraordinary world to life, complete with a massive cast of musical theatre and opera’s top talents accompanied by a live orchestra hidden beneath the stage.

Dates: 25 March–24 April 2022

Venue: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval.

Recommended for ages 10+ Material includes themes of violence and horror. Parental guidance suggested.

Visit the Opera Australia website to find out more or buy tickets here.

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