After the success of the 2012 LA TRAVIATA on Sydney Harbour, Opera Australia has announced the return of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2013 with a production of Bizet’s famous and feisty opera CARMEN.
Opera Australia has also confirmed that the new production of CARMEN will be directed by Gale Edwards (pictured above) who directed the extremely popular 2011 production of Puccini’s LA BOHEME seen in both Sydney and Melbourne. The designer will be Brian Thompson who did a stupendous job with LA TRAVIATA this year.
No details on casting have been released so far, but Opera Australia must seriously be considering inviting Rinat Shaham back to Australia after her absolutely sensational CARMEN in 2011. Here’s hoping !
Tickets for CARMEN will go on sale later in 2012.