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Just Announced:
Award-winning Opera Companies
on Riverside’s Big Screen


Providing even more choice and growing on the already popular screen program of National Theatre Live, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe On Screen, you can now experience the screenings from award-winning opera companies around the world in the comfort of our own home right here in Parramatta.

Coming up we have the best of New York City’s finest opera with Tosca, La Bohème and Cosi fan tutte direct from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. We will also be screening Opera Australia’s fantastic outdoor version of Turandot on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. If you missed the live version here is your chance to see it in style without the chance of rain. Find out more about this outstanding line up, below.

Met Opera 2016 Encore Season
Tosca

1 September at 2pm

Puccini’s enduring favourite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca’s lover, the painter Cavaradossi and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.

Met Opera 2016 Encore Season
La Bohème

8 October at 1pm

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breath-taking production of Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of hundreds, a glorious onstage snow scene and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

Met Opera 2016 Encore Season
Cosi fan tutte
27 October at 1pm

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée’s fidelity. Lesley Koenig’s sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars.

CinemaLive and Opera Australia
Turandot on Sydney Harbour – Opera Australia
4 September at 4:30pm & 9 September at 2pm

The Puccini classic is the final opera from one of the greats – created especially for the acclaimed Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s jaw-dropping outdoor water-stage performance. Director Chen Shi-Zheng brings a unique perspective to this classic story.

With a cast of seventy-eight, designer Dan Potra has created a stunning set for the spectacular harbour backdrop, including a 60-meter fire-breathing dragon, with a tail that morphs into the Great Wall, and a shimmering pagoda that stands 18 meters tall.

Captured live on Sydney Harbour in 2016 and screened at Riverside.

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