Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour touches millions every year through the tragedy and triumph of great opera, with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and fireworks lighting up the night sky.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Collection celebrates this unique experience with complete recordings of five of the world’s best-loved operas. From the stirring majesty of the ‘Triumphal March’ in Aida to Madama Butterfly’s tender love song ‘Un bel dì’, and from opera’s favourite femme fatale Carmen to Turandot’s iconic aria ‘Nessun dorma’, this 5DVD set showcases the power of opera to move the heart and stir the soul.
Carmen (complete opera)
Bizet’s Carmen in all its sizzling passion. Rinat Shaham stars as the sexy and capricious Carmen, taunting the men around her, even as she delights in their adulation.
La Traviata (complete opera)
La Traviata, one of the world's best-loved romantic operas, is performed under the starts on a floating, mirrored stage on Sydney Harbour, with the city, Opera House and Harbour Bridge acting as a stunning backdrop. Emma Matthews thrills as the courtesan Violetta.
Aida (complete opera)
A lavish production that captures the grandeur and majesty of Ancient Egypt as never before. In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. Latonia Moore is absolutely ravishing in the title role.
Madama Butterfly (complete opera)
Hiromi Omura stars as Butterfly, the Japanese girl who marries a US naval officer while he is on shore leave.
Turandot (complete opera)
Dragana Radakovic stars as Turandot, the beautiful Chinese princess with a heart of ice. Riccardo Massi is Calaf, the mysterious prince who watches the princess behead a rival suitor and falls instantly in love. Hyeseoung Kwon is Liù, the slave girl in love with Calaf, who knows the secret that will destroy him. In a land of executioners, riddles and fear, can love conquer death?