Sydney Opera House reopens

Sydney Opera House reopens


norman lebrecht

January 02, 2021

The iconic building will resume performances on Tuesday with The Merry Widow.

Audiences will be obliged to wear masks. Capacity is held at 75 per cent.

Artistic director Lyndon Terracini said: ‘Walking back into the theatre was a very emotional time for everyone …I think throughout this year, other opera houses will be opening very soon and people will be coming back to the theatre with a sense of hope.’



  • RW2013 says:

    This Widow was a nightmare when I saw it there a few years ago (it was the only thing on at the opera for a month). The whole thing amplified to within an inch of it’s life, especially the crooning Mrs. Glyndebourne, the most bizarre combination of english accents in the tacky translation, tasteless production by an apparently famous choreographer, and a noisy audience of cruise boat people.
    Poor Lehár…

  • John Borstlap says:

    That building always reminds me of a pair of Wagnerian castagnettes.

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    No mention of the cast or production team on the website, just swathes of info about how obsessed they are with keeping everyone safe and where they can eat. Still, at least they’re open.