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Handa Opera announces performance of West Side Story

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour will bring the timeless Bernstein/Sondheim classic to their starlit stage in 2019

Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s comin’, something good.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour are foregoing their usual genre in 2019 for something a little different. It has been announced today that Opera Australia will bring the Tony Award-winning musical West Side Story to their starlit stage on Sydney Harbour.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a book by Stephen Sondheim and music by Leonard Bernstein, this incredible show will be a sight to see on one of the world’s most beautiful stages.

West Side Story tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, Maria and Tony, who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and opposing neighbourhood gangs. The musical explores issues of race, immigration and poverty in a way that is both accessible and meaningful. It is a powerful story that will be taken to a whole new level in this Handa Opera production.

If you’ve never been to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour then you’re in for a treat! Arrive early in the evening to watch the sunset over the harbour from one of the five themed pop-up bars and restaurants on site. Experience the incredible full-scale production and live orchestra with the iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour followed by a fireworks display to really make the night magical.

Performance dates:

22 March – 21 April 2019

This won’t be just any night, so make sure you hit the ‘Get Ticket Alerts’ button at to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

West Side Story

  • 22 March – 21 April 2019

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