Homegrown talent to see at Sydney Opera House this spring in La Traviata by Opera Australia

If there’s one soprano you need to see in your life, either while living in or visiting Sydney, it’s Melbourne’s own Stacey Alleaume. She’s a rocket of a singer that is more often than not, found up front-and-centre in many of Opera Australia’s annual productions.

And it’s easy to see why…

Stacey was proclaimed a star when she sang Violetta in the 2021 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of La Traviata and last month received more glowing reviews for her main-stage debut as Violetta at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Along with Stacey, soprano Irina Lungu will open the second stage of the Sydney season on 22 October, singing her signature role of Violetta in Australia for the first time, having sung the role across Europe, the UK and Tokyo, including receiving rave reviews in 2019 at the Vienna State Opera.

Along with a range of other singers, the spread of what’s on from Opera Australia is – as per usual – internationally acclaimed, and will shine the light on the best of Australia’s arts and music scene from the lens of Opera Australia.

Here’s a full run-down of the Opera Australia winter season for 2022.

For more and to book tickets to La Traviata, head to the Opera Australia website.

What is La Traviata about?

Opera Australia explains it as a tragic love story that inspired pop culture classics Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman, Verdi’s famous score includes the show-stopping aria ‘Sempre libera’ and the instantly recognisable drinking song, ‘Brindisi’. Combined with lavish sets and costumes, this production is ideal for audiences to experience opera for the first time, or for fans to revisit a favourite with a superb cast.

So whether it’s your first time of four-hundredth, La Traviata with some homegrown talent and a range of internationally acclaimed others is just what you need.

La Traviata by Opera Australia is on at evenings at 7:30pm
July 5, 8, 12, 14, 18, 21, 23 (8pm start), 27, 29
October 22, 26, 28, 31
November 2, 4
Saturday Matinee at 12.00pm
July 16

Stacey will star in the production from 5 to 29 July. 

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